January 2014: Cyber Attacks at Target Highlight Need for Security Awareness
Last month hackers gained access to point-of-sale (POS) terminals in order to embed malware which would steal credit card information. To guard against falling victim to these attacks, experts say that consumers should check credit card and debit card statements line by line for anything suspicious. Report any questionable charge to your card provider. Also, consider using a credit monitoring service. This service will highlight important changes or point out potential issues on your credit report. Learn more about identity theft.