These days, it seems like major security breaches are a common occurrence. You’ve probably read fairly recent headlines or excerpts like these from news articles describing alarming situations and their impact on so many people:
- Veteran’s Administration (VA) incident: 26.5 million discharged veterans’ records, including name, SSN & date of birth, stolen from the home of an employee who “improperly took the material home.” (its.ucsc.edu)
- Last September, Yahoo announced that data associated with at least 500 million accounts had been stolen. Three months later, it disclosed a second breach affecting more than one billion accounts. (money.cnn.com)
- Equifax says a giant cybersecurity breach compromised the personal information of as many as 143 million Americans — almost half the country. (money.cnn.com)
- eBay Suffers Massive Security Breach, All Users Must Change Their Passwords (forbes.com)
It’s distressing for many of us, especially seniors who rely on the convenience of credit cards and online shopping to take care of our personal operations. But what can you do? Well, it turns out there are proactive and reactive steps you can take that can first, help you be on guard to avoid the personal impact of security breaches and second, secure your accounts from unauthorized access after a breach in which you’re a potential victim.
In an article posted via Pennsylvania-based Prince Law Offices on Linked In by Jeffrey A. Franklin , Esq., readers can obtain an extensive roadmap of their options in this distressing area. Attorney Franklin has extensive experience in technology, Internet and computer law and e-discovery issues to complement his 20+ years of applied legal experience in the areas of electric, gas, telecommunication, alternative energy, transportation and water regulation.