It seems like you can't turn around anymore without hearing about cyber attacks and compromised databases, and nobody is immune. Not the I.R.S., not Sony, not Home Depot and not you. It's not a question of how some hacker will obtain your sensitive information, it's when.
For example, if you have a WordPress website, I bet you've noticed the malicious attack attempts have jumped thousand-fold over the past 3 weeks. I've watched the numbers leap from less than 1,000 to more than 7,000 since the end of September.
Some people do it to themselves, too, by clicking on things they shouldn't. Then they get hacked. And hackers often swipe your address book. Recently, hackers have been targeting customers of DocuSign, our trusted source for digitial online document management. This is not the gmail scam, this is worse. Even my husband who works at the state of California received a bogus email yesterday supposedly from DocuSign. You can read more about this in my personal blog today at this link: Beware of Hacked Email From DocuSign.