ACUANT BLOG

The Dark Web trade exposed

It was the cover story of The Times on Saturday, and has been an infamous point of discussion since the internet became mainstream, but what is the dark web, how can I protect data from the dark web, and why...

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Five Ways to Protect yourself from Identity Theft During the Holiday Season & Beyond

Holiday season means consumers are on the prowl for perfect gifts. The problem is that identity thieves are also on the prowl and taking advantage of the busy shopping season. In 2015 the Federal Trade Commission received over 490 thousand...

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Acuant Maintains 100% Uptime During Dyn DDoS Attack

On October 21, 2016, a DDoS attack on Dyn, a major provider of DNS services, affected many major, high traffic sites including Spotify, Twitter, Netflix, Reddit, and The New York Times. While many companies were scrambling, Acuant services remained intact...

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5 Reasons Why Every Business Needs Identity Solutions

Gathering information from customers and verifying the identities of those who provide it is becoming a simpler task, with the advent of identity solutions that enable businesses to capture, process and verify information in a single step. Most identity solutions...

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Malware Infections at Hotels

A series of malware infections at hotel chains has consumers worried – especially during the holiday season. Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide publicly disclosed that malware has infected their point-of-sales systems. Starwood guests who used their payment cards at shops,...

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Credit Card Malware During the Holiday Shopping Season

A new point-of-sale malware has been discovered just in time for the 2015 holiday shopping season. The latest form of malware can steal credit and debit card information when a customer pays for their purchase. The malware, which is called...

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How to Protect Customer Information from Hackers

There are a lot of different ways hackers are able to get into anyone's account. If someone uses a weak password, or the same password across different accounts, then they are just asking to be hacked. Using public Wi-Fi makes...

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OPM Breach Increases Identity Theft Concerns

The Office of Personnel Management disclosed that an additional 4.5 million fingerprints were compromised in the security breach that occurred on their networks in 2014. Initially, the OPM thought that only 1.1 million fingerprints were compromised. Now, they’ve found that...

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Patients Worry about Medical Identity Theft

A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association shows that healthcare data breaches are on the rise, which has left consumers worried about medical identity fraud. From 2010 to 2013, nearly 1,000 large healthcare data breaches have...

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Guests Prefer Hotels With More Technology

In response to what consumers want, hotels are increasing the amount of technology they use throughout their buildings and resorts. Most hotels offer free Wi-Fi, which is the number one amenity that guests want when they book a hotel room....

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Acuant Survey: Companies Look to the Cloud for Better Information Capture, Verification and Collaboration

55% of respondents now rely on card scanning for information capture vs.19% ‘paper based’ and 17% ‘customer entered’ Identity verification lags even as 84% consider it ‘critical’ or ‘very important’ in the card scanning process Los Angeles, CA, June 16,...

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Medical Identity Theft Increases

People are warned to watch out for medical identity fraud after the recent data breaches at Anthem Insurance and Premera Blue Cross. Medical identity theft has increased by 21.7% in 2014, according to the 2014 Fifth Annual Study on Medical...

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