Cybersecurity and consumer protection online

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Guests: Nicole Perlroth, Richard Forno

Last week Yahoo announced that 500 million accounts had been hacked – consumer names, email addresses, phone messages, passwords and birth dates were stolen. It is one of the biggest security breaches in history. We’re been seeing a lot more cyber attacks on companies, individuals and the government in recent years. So who is behind them and what can consumers do to protect ourselves online? Mary Cummings-Jordan talks with NICOLE PERLROTH, technology reporter who covers cybersecurity for the New York Times and RICHARD FORNO, co-director of the University of Maryland’s Center for Cybersecurity.

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