2014

August 4, 2014
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As parents and children shop for back-to-school savings, identity thieves may be looking for a different way to save money by stealing names, Social Security numbers and more. Children are often targets for identity thieves because they have clean lines of credit, which make them easier to use for fraudulent purposes,...

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July 29, 2014
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shutterstock_197054249When you go online to bank, you probably assume the site – along with your transaction – is secure. However, a new report shows that your banking experience could be more vulnerable than you think.

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July 28, 2014
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Sweetheart scams

We deal with many cases of financial fraud and identity theft here at the Identity Theft Resource Center. Our full-time team of advisors provides phone support to callers with all kinds of stories. One type of...

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July 28, 2014
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The U.S. Department for Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights recently issued its annual report on data breaches that may have exposed protected health information, showing the number of people affected by data breaches has been on the rise. Between September 2009 and December 2012, the OCR received...

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July 24, 2014
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The recent high profile breach that caused cloud based service provider Code Spaces to shutter its doors...

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July 21, 2014
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Fifty-six percent of the malware discovered by the Solutionary Security Engineering Research Team (SERT) was found in the U.S. in the second quarter, according to the SERT Quarterly...

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July 17, 2014
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Nearly every single organization in a study that looked at U.S. and European companies across several industries experienced at least one security breach, with many reporting more than one, according to IT security firm ForeScout's State of IT...

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July 15, 2014
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shutterstock_89604598Small businesses make risky choices every day by gambling that their business will fly below the radar of cyber criminals and not become a target for data theft. Businessowners are misguided in thinking their business...

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July 14, 2014
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Identity theft is far more common than you may think. In fact, 16.6 million people experienced identity theft in 2012, according to the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics. That means 7 percent of everyone over the age of 16 has experienced identity theft...

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July 10, 2014
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There have been more incidents of identity theft from data breaches lately than ever before. In 2013, 61 percent of people who experienced a data breach also experienced a resulting incident of fraud, according to a new report by the National...

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