When Investigative Reporter Brian Krebs broke the news that Target Company had experienced a data breach, we at scamFRAUDalert asked the question, how pervasive this was? This was December 24, 2013. Fast forward nine months (9) later, we’ve now learned of JP Morgan Chase and there have been other breaches at Home Depot, Michael’s Stores, Signature Systems, Jimmy Johns, The Goodwill Stores, P.F. Chang’s, Neiman Marcus, SuperValu, and the list goes on and on of breaches unreported nationally. As of October 7, 2014, there have been 589 data breaches recorded by the Identity Theft Recourse Center (ITRC) as compare to 467 breaches in all of 2013.
Based on our experienced of monitoring cybercrimes, this is the new gold mine for these thugs. They seems to gravitate to where the action is.
Government agencies and companies worldwide should take an offensive approach to data security breaches. They should go after these thugs forcefully with the zest of a warrior rather then playing defense. They should follow Mircosoft lead. The internet touches our every day life and is a precious medium of communication to have it infested with just a few criminals. The consequences of not playing offense in the fight against cybercrime can be catastrophic. It simply going to get worse.
Our private information are at risk. These records are being SOLD all over the internet making them accessible to creeps, slimes, parasites, psychopaths, and cyber criminals.
In our opinion, this is not simply a national crisis, this is an imminent threat as the ebola virus is, as terrorism is and as acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) was in the 1980’s. We should not be going after these thugs after the fact. By then, it is perhap too late.
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