The New York Department of State’s Division of Consumer Protection alerted consumers to conduct an online security check-up in commemoration of October as Cyber Security Awareness Month. Major security breaches, such as the one recently reported by Yahoo!, can compromise user accounts and create an identity risk for potentially millions of New York State residents.

All New Yorkers are urged to conduct an online security check.  You can get warnings on the latest scams and tips on how to safe-guard against identity theft and more at www.dos.ny.gov/consumerprotection/scams/consumeralerts_recalls/recent_scams