What is the heartbleed bug? It is a recently discovered vulnerability that may have the ability to retrieve sensitive information (passwords, social security numbers, credit card information) from common websites millions of users affiliate with. Which sites? You may visit http://mashable.com/2014/04/09/heartbleed-bug-websites-affected/ to view which websites may be effected. How can you protect yourself in cyber space? Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company has released their awareness outline for you to learn how to shield yourself from viruses such as the recent heartbleed bug.
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Data/Cyber Security Stats
- According to the Identity Theft Resource Center, in 2013 alone, there were 91,982,172 exposed records due to breaches.
- The Huffington Post notes that the recent Target data breach cost banks over $200 million.
- There has been an increase in total number of breaches from 2012 to 2013 by 30% (ITRC)