It would be a shame if consumers ever reached the point where news of a data breach did little more than raise eyebrows. But that’s the sad impact of having so many consumer records stolen by cybercriminals on a regular basis. Hopefully, news of this recent data breach will be more cause for alarm.
Just when parents might have thought it was safe to go back online, another data breach that affects the user accounts of millions of individuals—mostly children and teens—has taken place.
Last June, the federal government’s Office of Personnel Management (OPM) made a startling announcement: it had been the victim of a sophisticated, large-scale hacking event.
It was only two years ago that shoppers during the Black Friday madness received an unwelcomed gift: their personal details and credit card information were stolen by hackers in what was then one of the largest known retail data breaches.
Travelers, beware! At least that’s the sentiment of many people who’ve had their credit card and payment information stolen while traveling, specifically while staying in hotels.