Pack their lunch, drop them off at school, check their credit history. That’s just one more thing responsible parents need to do to keep their kids safe. With identity fraud crimes reaching record highs, a worrying trend is emerging of data thieves who steal the social security numbers of minors and then open credit cards, apply for loans or government benefits in their name.
A prominent Colchester, VT business was recently the victim of a ransomware attack that resulted in their customer names, addresses, and other personally identifiable information being stolen by hackers. The Vermont based company, had nearly a decade worth of sales information siphoned off in the attack.