RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Data stolen from a popular online employment service as well as a massive ransomware attack this holiday weekend has security experts warning people your personal information is at risk – and you need to protect yourself.
Ransomware attacks and data breaches. the two go hand in hand when it comes to exposing your information to identity thieves and you must be proactive to stop it.
To the average person, a data breach doesn’t seem sound serious, but in reality, it is.
“When we have these attacks, the public isn’t generally aware of it because they’re notified about it individually, so it doesn’t seem like a threat,” said Grant Gibson, a cybersecurity expert at CIBR Institute.