Entries by Robert Siciliano

Foreign Bad Actors Hacked Marriott

You have probably heard about the latest major data breach, right? The Starwood hotel chain, which is owned by Marriott, was hacked. More than 500 million people were affected by it, and now, we have learned that a hostile, foreign intelligence service is likely behind it. Most of the data that was compromised is unsurprising,…

Problems for Quora Keep Building

Quora, the popular question-and-answer website, is the latest entity to be affected by a massive data breach. This time, it is estimated that 100 million people could be affected. Adam D’Angelo, CEO of Quora, released a blog post that explained user account information (like email addresses and user names) as well as encrypted passwords and…

Scammers are Targeting Your Venmo and P2P Accounts

Do you use Venmo or other P2P accounts? If so, you definitely could be a target of scammers. Across the county, people are losing their cash, and it often happens so quickly that they don’t even know what’s happening. You might think that you couldn’t be a victim, but scammers are often smarter and trickier,…

Beautiful Buxom Brunette Lures Boxer to His Death

Eddie Leal, 23, was an up-and-coming professional boxer who gave free boxing lessons in his garage to down-and-out neighborhood teens. He was a good guy. And like most young men, was looking for a girlfriend. One day he saw that a young woman, Rebecca Santhiago, was asking for a friend request on his Facebook page.…

2017 Was the Worst Year for Identity Theft EVER!

Javelin Strategy & Research recently released its Identity Fraud Study, and it revealed that the number of identity theft victims rose by 8% in 2017 when compared to 2016. That’s almost 17 million people, which is a record high. Despite more information and industry efforts to make people aware of these practices, $16.8 billion was…