Offering Credit Monitoring After A Breach Is Good PR, Not Helpful To Consumers

Whenever there’s a large credit card or data breach, the companies to which we entrusted our data rush to offer free credit report monitoring to victims. That’s very nice of them, but is it really helpful when someone has stolen your payment information? Nope, say experts. It may be helpful when other personal info is stolen, but not when it’s your credit or debit card number.  [Krebs on Security]

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  1. RupturedDuck says:

    Like all of the media, including you folks, you all got hot and bothered by the Target plastic card issue.

    So why no reporting about the 200 million data records held by Esperian that got “stolen?”

    http://krebsonsecurity.com/2014/03/experian-lapse-allowed-id-theft-service-to-access-200-million-consumer-records/