14 million Verizon customers’ data exposed in massive breach

July 13, 2017
By Kevin Downey, Komando.com

Have you called a customer service representative in the past six months? If so, your name, cellphone number, home address and personal identification number may have been made public.

This massive data breach affects at least 6 million people and possibly as many as 14 million cellphone users. Anyone with access to this company’s website could have seen your personal data and accessed your PIN. They could have used your cellphone and possibly blocked you from using it.

This data breach was caused by an employee error. If you’re a Verizon customer and you recently called their customer service number, keep reading to find out how to protect yourself.

Here’s how it happened. Verizon and many other companies work with a $1 billion Israel-based company called NICE Systems.

NICE uses software to track other companies’ customer service calls. For instance, NICE’s software can detect a person’s frustration level with a customer service rep in real time.

READ MORE: https://www.komando.com/happening-now/408198/14-million-verizon-customers-data-exposed-in-massive-breach


Legal Experts at the Elevate Law Conference in San Diego Provided Continuing Legal Education, Which Included the Topic of Estate Planning, Living Trusts and Tax Issues; Discussed was the Role of Technology in Creating a Will

July 11, 2017 12:58 PM Eastern Daylight Time

ADA, Okla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–LegalShield, one of North America’s leading providers of affordable legal plans and identity theft solutions for individuals, families and small businesses, brought together lawyers from across North America, which included many from LegalShield’s panel of provider law firms and referral attorneys who provide services in all 50 states and four provinces in Canada. Lawyers were able to participate in a continuing legal education session on estate planning, living trusts and tax issues. The discussion took place at the company’s first Elevate Law Conference on July 8 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego.


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The Brazilian Beef Scandal and the Future of US Grass Fed Beef

By Dr. Mercola
Story at-a-glance

  • On June 22, 2017, the U.S. suspended imports of fresh beef from Brazil. Among the problems discovered during inspections were abscesses in the meat, thought to be due to infected vaccination sites
  • For the past two years, Brazil’s Federal Police have investigated corruption charges within the beef industry. Dozens of food inspectors have been arrested, and one meatpacker has been fined $3.2 billion
  • While traceability is key for food safety, country of origin labeling (COOL) was rejected by the World Trade Organization in 2014 for being “discriminatory.” Ranchers are now suing the USDA to reintroduce COOL

READ MORE: http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2017/07/11/brazilian-beef-scandal.aspx

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This Dark Web Site Creates Robocalls to Steal People’s Credit Card PINs

Jun 30 2017, 8:00am


A new service offers cybercriminals automated social engineering as a service.

In the internet underground, cybercriminals regularly exchange stolen credit card and debit card numbers and people’s personal information—data they usually refer to as “dumps.” But having someone’s credit card number isn’t great if you just want to get some cash. For that you’d need their ATM pin too.

That’s where a relatively new dark web service comes in. It claims to offer a simple, automated way to trick targets into giving up their PINs or other data such as mother’s maiden name. With this information, malicious hackers could access the target’s online banking accounts or other sensitive accounts.

READ MORE: https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/3knz98/dark-web-site-robocalls-to-steal-credit-card-pins

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GoFundMe “misuse” scams skyrocketing

By Kevin Downey, Komando.com – July 1, 2017

If you’re like most people, you’re compassionate and kind. Your heart aches when you see people suffering, especially children, veterans or families who are desperately trying to help save a loved one’s life or give them a proper burial.

You’ve probably handed over a few dollars when you’ve seen families collecting money on the side of the road. You’ve probably shed a tear when you saw people suffering after natural disasters like Hurricane Katrina.

It’s understandable that you want to help. Whether you’re donating thousands of dollars every year or the spare change you can scrounge up, you help as much as you can.

The internet has become an incredible resource for people like you. You can scan crowdfunding sites like GoFundMe for issues that touch your heart.

GoFundMe has helped millions of people raise money. More than 25 million people like you have donated $3 billion since the site launched seven years ago.

The site does not charge to donate. However, it collects 7.9 percent of the donations from the person raising the money.

Unfortunately, for every person like you who’s genuinely trying to help other people, there’s a person trying to steal your money. That includes GoFundMe scams. You may have heard about people, for instance, falsely claiming to have cancer just to raise some money.

READ MORE: https://www.komando.com/happening-now/405716/gofundme-misuse-scams-skyrocketing

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