I also highly recommend having your phone password-protected, and any apps on it that may house your financial information or be used to purchase items...
Seattle, WA (PRWEB) March 17, 2013
RoadFish.com men’s lifestyle and finance magazine released their statement regarding the recent news that Bill Gates has become the most recent victim of a major credit report hacking trend. RoadFish.com doled out tips and recommendations for safeguarding as much as possible against hackers and identity thieves
Levi Pulkkinen of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reported on Friday morning that Microsoft founder and Seattle resident Bill Gates had become the latest figurehead whose name has been added to an ever-growing list of celebrities and house-hold name officials to have their credit reports freshly hacked. Pulkkinen states that an as-yet unknown group of hackers have stolen the personal information and credit reports of 28 notable figures, and posted the data onto their website.
RoadFish.com feels for these notable people and offers condolences for their difficulties. RoadFish.com’s Senior staff writer is quoted as saying, “What a pain in the butt thing for them to have to go through. I remember when my credit card information was hacked, what a nightmare that was—and I didn’t have millions of people aware of my problem, or have all my business out there for the world to see. I’m not sure how long this issue is going to take for them to resolve, but I remember mine wasn’t an overnight thing. I really feel for them in this situation. To have all your personal data out there like that is not a good feeling. Identity thieves are some of the scariest because they’ll get you when you least expect it, and many times you won’t even know how they did it.”
In Pulkkinen’s article, he states that the hackers’ site contains an Internet suffix which at one point belonged to the Soviet Union. He reported that the Justice Department announced earlier in the week that the FBI has been called onto the case and are investigating the site in an attempt to figure out the identities of the hackers. Some of the hackings are about a week old at this point, and the hackers have not ceased adding new names to the list.
RoadFish.com offers some recommendations for trying to keep one’s identity as safe as possible, during this time and always. RoadFish.com’s Senior staff writer is quoted as saying, “It’s important to be checking your bank account frequently. I typically check mine a few times a week using an app on my phone. Also, checking your credit report at least once a year is a good idea to make sure there’s no foul play on that either. Be mindful to always shred documents that have sensitive information, and make sure that your passwords are hard to guess or predict. I also highly recommend having your phone password-protected, and any apps on it that may house your financial information or be used to purchase items—like Mint.com, your bank’s app, and apps like Groupon.”
The above-mentioned Seattle PI article listed Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, FBI Director Robert Mueller, Jay-Z, Beyonce, Mel Gibson, Paris Hilton, Ashton Kutcher, and Kim Kardashian as other victims whose credit reports have been posted on the notorious website.
RoadFish.com is an online men’s magazine featuring articles covering lifestyle and financial events. The publication is geared towards moderately to greatly successful men in their 30’s and 40’s who are ever on the quest for further achievement of goals. RoadFish.com publishes stories about hot chicks, dating for divorced men, and men’s luxury items such as clothing and watches. RoadFish.com also offers financial advice and reports on current economic issues, such as the U.S. trend of poor credit reports keeping consumers unemployed. RoadFish.com is owned and operated by Purpose, Inc.