As if you needed yet another reminder -- if someone calls you up and asks for your password or other private information, don't give it to them.

It’s easy to get a bit discouraged lately when it comes to securing our personal data.

Cybercriminals use a variety of electronic means to break into systems, whether it is our own PCs or those maintained by the hundreds of companies with which we do business.

Sometimes, it is the combination that does the trick — a breach in an individual’s PC serves as a gateway to organizational data and results in our information making its way into the wild.

Such seems to be the case in an attack on the Bithumb cryptocurrency exchange.

The news comes via Hot for Security, based on information from some local reports in Seoul, Korea where the attack occurred.

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