Identity Theft

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Identity theft is costly data breaches.

Thieves going into a home that says my web and stealing information such as passwords
What is the real problem with personal data breaches? More than 10,000 sets of personal data are leaked everyday in the U.S. Even at this very moment, someone’s private information is being stolen. Your website is no exception; without the implementation of a suitable security solution, visitors to your website are at risk of having their personal information leaked to third-party servers. Protecting personal data may also be required by the law from Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS) and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability (HIPAA) regulations. Failing to provide enough protection for your customers’ data can make you criminally liable, and cause tremendous financial losses in the long-term.

01. Personal Data Theft

All websites that offer transactional services online must comply with PCI-DSS 6.6. This means that an online shop must have secure coding practices or use a web application firewall service. Every single e-commerce owner should be able to comply with this security standard as long as they are operating online. Security guidelines for credit card transactions are a worldwide trend. Using a web application firewall in this day and age should not be optional, it is a must; owners should be responsible for their business and customers.

02. Account Theft

Hackers can ruthlessly steal your account information and use it wherever they want. Many people use the same ID and password combination for multiple accounts. Hackers know this, too! They have been targeting small and medium business websites to make fraudulent charges of large sums. Hackers may even use a brute force attack tool to automate login attempts!