Remember that cybersecurity breach Yahoo announced back in September 2016, reporting that 500 million user accounts had been hacked two years earlier? Earlier this week, the company outdid itself by reporting it also had been breached (in what seems to be a separate attack) in August 2013—and 1 billion accounts were compromised.
According to one security expert, “2016 is proving to be the year of online extortion.” Attackers, he says, are no longer interested in just your credit cards: they want your personal information so they can hold it for ransom — or even sell it to the highest bidder. Continue reading
Cyberattacks are a fact of life in the digital world. If you don’t have a strong, unique password, your personal information—including username, email address, and password—could be exposed online.
Find out more about “Why Strong, Unique Passwords Matter” in this article from Thomas F. Duffy, senior vice president of Operations at the Center for Internet Security (CIS).
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