With an increase in financial data being exposed, credit card fraud is a potential consequence of identity theft if your information gets in the hands of criminals. The alerts from your credit card company could be early warning signs that your identity has been compromised completely. Make sure you’re safeguarding yourself against any level of danger, whether it’s just an annoyance or a large-scale risk. Take the time to understand what proactive credit monitoring services can do to help safeguard your sensitive financial information.
Here are the recent data breaches that made headlines in June 2020:
In a notification to its users, the passenger railroad service Amtrak announced an unknown third party accessed an undisclosed number of Amtrak Guest Rewards accounts. The company claims only usernames, passwords, and some personal information was exposed and no Social Security numbers or financial data was accessed.
The jewelry and accessories retailer Claire’s announced it was a victim of a magecart attack, exposing the payment card information of an unknown number of customers. The retailer has 3,500 locations worldwide and e-commerce operations and claims the breach only affected online sales.
Cognizant, one of the largest IT managed services company, announced its user’s information was accessed and stolen in a ransomware attack back in April 2020. The personal information involved in this incident included names, Social Security numbers, tax identification numbers, financial account information, driver’s licenses, and passport information.
More than 296 GB of data was leaked from US law enforcement agencies and fusion centers and posted the files online on a searchable portal titled BlueLeaks. The leaked data contains over one million files, such as scanned documents, videos, emails, audio files, some of which included sensitive and personal information, such as names, bank account numbers, and phone numbers.
A security lapse at Twitter caused the account information of the social media company’s business users to be left exposed. The number of impacted business accounts has not been disclosed but its business users’ email addresses, phone numbers and the last four-digits of their credit card number was impacted.