By now it’s obvious that data security technology hasn’t kept pace with the needs of consumers. In 2017 alone, we learned about massive data breaches from major organizations like Equifax, Uber, and Verizon. In other words: We’re in the midst of a data breach epidemic.
Identity theft protection services promise to have your back against cybercriminals looking to steal your data. But they don’t actually stop them from taking your identity. Are they worth it, then? We say no.
We take a look at the the recent malvertising incident that happened on Equifax’s site and show how it also affected TransUnion.
In this edition of the Malwarebytes Cybercrime Tactics and Techniques report, we saw a number of high profile breaches targeting the personal information of hundreds of millions of people. We also observed shifts in malware distribution, the revival of some old families, and found cases of international tech support scams.
If you are one of the victims of the Equifax breach, you have a heightened risk of becoming a victim of identity theft. And even if you’re not, you should take these precautions.