Who’s in Your Wallet? Capital One Customers Involved in Data Breach

    Posted by Soules Insurance on Wed, Aug 7, 2019

    Capital One announced on July 19, 2019, that the personal information of more than 100 million of its U.S. customers was compromised in one of the largest data breaches involving a bank. In an official release from the company, Capital One noted that the information exposed includes names, addresses, emails, credit scores and transaction data. In some cases, Social Security numbers and linked bank accounts of secured credit card customers were also compromised.

    Keep reading to find out if you were impacted by the breach and what steps you can take to further protect your data.

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    Tags: Data Breach, Data, Protect Personal Data, Personal Data, Data Exposures, Capital One Data Breach, Capital One

    Social Engineering - Is Your Personal Information Safe?

    Posted by Soules Insurance on Thu, Mar 21, 2019

    What is social engineering?

    Social engineering is the art of accessing information, physical places, systems, data, property or money by using psychological methods, rather than technical methods or brute force. In order to do so, social engineering relies upon a set of tactics that exploit psychological weaknesses and blind spots in order to convince victims to give social engineers what they want.

    That’s what can be so dangerous about social engineering—criminals can use psychological blind spots to have employees willingly give unauthorized parties access, information or property. These attacks can occur in a number of different forms, including a well-crafted spear-phishing campaign, a plausible-sounding phone call from a criminal posing as a vendor, or even an on-site visit from a “fire inspector” who demands access to the company’s server room.

    Find out more about this growing risk to the security of your personal information. 

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    Tags: Personal Liability Coverage, Cyber Hack, Cyber Hackers, Hacker, Protect Personal Data, Personal Data, Social Engineering

    8 tips for protecting your personal data

    Posted by Soules Insurance on Thu, Oct 11, 2018

    The amount of information available online these days makes it much easier for fraudsters to access personal data and use it to create fake IDs, open new credit card accounts or send bogus emails under someone else’s name. Here are some tips to help protect you against identity theft.

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    Tags: Prevent Theft, ID Theft, Identity Theft, Fraud, Protect Personal Data, Fraud Protection, Fraud Protection Tips, Personal Data