Staples confirms security breach resulting in over 1 million stolen credit and debit cards

Friday, December 19th, 2014

Nearly a year ago, Target suffered one of the largest security breaches that resulted in over 70 million credit and debit cards being compromised. At the time, Target wasn't alone, with other retailers suffering the same fate during the crucial holiday season. Nearly a year later, Staples has also become ...

Possible Card Breach at Michaels Stores

Saturday, January 25th, 2014

Multiple sources in the banking industry say they are tracking a pattern of fraud on cards that were all recently used at Michaels Stores Inc., an Irving, Texas-based arts-and-crafts retailer that maintains more than 1,250 stores across the United States. On Friday morning, I put a call in to SPM Communications, the public ...

Have I been pwned?

Friday, December 6th, 2013

A very useful site was just created to check if any of your online accounts have been compromised (yet): It’s trustworthy…I know the guy who runs it and it will be updated with all the major data breaches going forward. allows you to pay rent, for somebody else

Sunday, April 1st, 2012

Ever since I moved into this apartment complex I have received monthly emails from (a service from YapStone) as a reminder to pay my rent with a handy "click here to pay" type of link included.  Whenever I would click that link I would be immediately logged into the ...

Should I Change My Password?

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

LulzSec and other groups have been hacking an assortment of prominent organisations. For good or for bad, they have also been publishing their databases, which typically include emails and passwords. Given that most people re-use their passwords, this site allows the average person to check if their password(s) may have ...