Tag Archives: data breach

Orbitz, AmEx Travel and the new normal of data breaches

John Egan
Orbitz, AmEx Travel and the new normal of data breaches

Is a data breach followed by an offer of free credit monitoring the “new normal” for credit card holders? Yes, and that’s unfortunate. What’s worse is we’re becoming immune to these data breaches. The news: An Orbitz data breach exposed…
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More breaches and more credit card news to know this week

Taylor Tompkins

This week’s (un)lucky number is: 43.9 That’s the percent of households with a credit card balance, typically one of $2,300. So do you want the good news or the bad news about that first? I will give the bad (better to…
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The future is now and other credit card news to know this week

Taylor Tompkins

This week’s (un)lucky number is: 56 percent More than half of data breaches this year have jeopardized Social Security numbers, making it a scary time to be someone with those essential nine-digit identifiers. Your SSN could be used to get…
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Weddings are the worst and other credit news to know this week

Taylor Tompkins

This week’s (un)lucky number is: approximately 4,154,000 That’s how many people are subjected to a great stress-inducing horror each year. And I am sad to admit that this year, I am one of them. More than 4 million people get…
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Tips for travelers after another Trump Hotels breach

Jay MacDonald

Have you been feeling a bit left out of all the hacking intrigue surrounding President Trump? Count your blessings; guests to the 14 high-class lodgings owned by the Hotelier in Chief’s company have been targeted by a far more pedestrian…
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