Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Tuesday, June 28, 2011 9:00 am
By Jay MacDonald · Bankrate.com

Recent data breaches at America’s most secure fortresses, from the U.S. Senate and Lockheed Martin to Citigroup and Google, have sparked renewed corporate interest in “cyberinsurance.” But you may need a hacker to decode these new cyber policies. Insurance Journal reports that a rash of recent headline-making hacks, including the breach of 100 million Sony

Friday, June 10, 2011 1:49 pm
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

First Sony, and now Citi. In a statement this week, Citigroup said that some of its credit card customers’ personal data was stolen by hackers, who broke into the company’s online account system. The statement came in response to news reports of a breach that media outlets said occurred last month. The one-paragraph statement, distributed

Wednesday, May 04, 2011 11:06 am
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

Fears of credit card fraud are high after recent security breaches involving Sony Online Entertainment, Sony PlayStation Network and Qriocity services, that may have exposed customers’ payment information. Consumers around the world have been quick to attribute recent incidents of credit card fraud to the intrusion, according to a smattering of technology media reports. Reports

Tuesday, May 03, 2011 2:15 pm
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

Computer hackers have broken into another Sony online game service, and more sensitive consumer information, including credit card, debit and bank account numbers, may have been stolen. Personal information from 24.6 million Sony Online Entertainment, or SOE, accounts may have been taken along with data from a 2007 database, Sony said in a statement Tuesday.