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Yahoo Breach Update: What You Need to Know

By Wiss Associate Originally in August 2013 hackers stole data associated with more than one billion user accounts. The information was account information such as names, email addresses, phone numbers, birth dates as well as hashed passwords and security questions and answers. Yahoo claimed that payment card data and bank account information was not part of the information stolen as it was not on the compromise system. On Tuesday (10/3/17), Yahoo announced it was 3 billion accounts,...

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Keep Track of Your Credit Score

By Joe Turk With everyone concerned about the recent Equifax Data breach, we recommend people remain vigilant and review their credit card, banking and financial transactions on-line very carefully. You can check Credit Karma for your credit scores and activity; however, the service is limited and updated from TransUnion and Equifax every 7 days. The top three credit monitoring services are LifeLock, IdentityForce and IdentityGuard–with LifeLock coming out on top in competitive...

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Protect Your Identity: How to Recover from a Data Breach

By Wiss Associate If you maintain a credit score, there is a high chance you are one of the 143 million Americans whose sensitive information was uncovered in the recent data breach at Equifax, one of the country’s three largest credit reporting agencies. This breach, which lasted from May to July, swiped people’s names, birthdates, Social Security numbers, addresses, and in many cases, driver’s license numbers. What’s more, these cybercriminals accessed millions of people’s personal...

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Protecting Your Personal Information During Tax Season

Protecting Your Personal Information During Tax Season By Wiss Associate  As accountants, we understand that your identity is just as important as your financial well-being.  With tax season just around the corner, scammers will use this opportunity to get access to personal information.  Some common strategies include receiving calls from: A self-proclaimed “Governmental Agency” U.S. Treasury or IRS Sweepstake entry representative We’ve all heard stories of someone who have fallen...

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