With recent large data breaches in the news such as T-Mobile, which exposed over 50 million current and past customer's names, address, driver's license numbers, birthdates and social security numbers, it's no wonder experts now say that at some point all Americans have already had their personal information stolen. In 2020, the total number of records compromised exceeded 37 billion, a 141% increase compared to 2019.
Getting hacked in a data breach is nearly impossible to avoid
Unless you never sign up for a website, fill out a form online or use your credit card, there’s little you can do to ensure your data is safe once you hand it over. Chances are your information will be compromised at some point. If you haven't yet become a victim of cybercrime, or your data hasn't already been compromised in a breach, it's likely a question of when and not if. In 2017, roughly half of the US population had their personal information stolen in the Equifax breach alone. How are you at risk? If your personal information is stolen in a data breach, thieves can buy and sell it on the Dark Web. They can use it to commit fraud in your name or target you with phishing attacks that download malware such as keystroke stealing spyware onto your device. Once your device is infected, keyloggers steal everything you type into your PC or mobile device.
How can you take control of your data?
Adopting a preventative approach to cybersecurity is now more important than ever to protect your privacy and your data. While you can’t control how organizations protect your personal information, you can stay one step ahead of hackers with CyberIDLock Identity Theft Protection featuring Keystroke Encryption Software. Keystroke Encryption blocks any keylogger installed on your device and encrypts everything you type. Hackers can't steal what they can't see. In addition, CyberIDLock's unlimited Dark Web Scanning detects if your personal information has been compromised in a data breach. This gives you the ability to secure those accounts and avoid possible account takeover.