2017 brought some of the most damaging cyber-attacks and volume driven data breaches the world has ever seen. Detailed profiles have been built on nearly every individual in the United States posing a threat to each consumer and organization. A wave of cyber crime is coming our way in 2018 like never seen before. How will you respond?
Identity theft is on the rise and the latest data breach from Equifax could bring an “avalanche” of cyber crime with losses of billions of dollars. These are times when the individual response of each one of us could urge our government to stop the growing crisis, and to change flawed credit application processes that lie at the core of it. The five steps described in this article are useful to those affected and whose privacy might be breached. A personal story highlights that identity theft is more common than people expect.
As of writing this article on Thursday, September 7th, 2017, yet another corporate mega-breach has been revealed and this time it's the credit-reporting agency, Equifax. Negligence, terrible communications, bad crisis management … someone's head is gonna roll.