North Miami Beach, FL (PRWEB) February 04, 2014
In late 2013, the data heist at Target stores across the country was more massive than previously revealed, with the retailer stating at least 70 to 110 million customers were hit — making it one of the largest security breaches of its kind. With such widespread panic among consumers, South Florida security company, Bryant Security Corporation is releasing updated information and tactics on how to avoid future credit and identity theft online.
The newly disclosed victims of the data breach could include customers whose data was obtained by Target dating back to Black Friday. The stolen information is reported to include names, mailing addresses, phone numbers or email addresses for at least 70 million individuals. This is a serious crime which affected many consumers. Not to mention the stress and the hurdles of formalities these victims are going through, says Bryant Security President, Shay Ben-David. Bryant Security is releasing information and tactics on how to avoid being a target of identity theft.
How to avoid being a target of online fraud
Never email your credit card information.
Always submit your financial information through a secured website such as PayPal or authorize.net.
Be suspicious of any site that needs your social security number.
Invest in good quality anti-virus and malware software, as this can help to detect emails that are not necessarily sent from the location that they claim to be.
Avoid conducting personal financial business on shared or public computers, as in an Internet caf