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Lesser Known Ways Hackers Steal Your Identity

We might call identity thieves ingenious — if they weren’t using their powers for evil. We put up security blockades on our devices, they find a way to scale them. We use secure technology, they find the one loophole that allows them to steal our data. We move on to newer software, they move on […]

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How Long Does It Take for Hackers to be Discovered in a System?

Considering the recent increase in reported breaches, it is natural for individuals to want to know what happens to their data after a breach, and how long it takes companies to detect hackers in their systems. Cloud access security broker Bitglass recently set out to answer these questions. In a previous blog post we discussed […]

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Thousands Of Uber Passwords Being Sold for $1

Motherboard, an online magazine dedicated to the intersection of technology, science and humans, has discovered that thousands of passwords for the ride-sharing service Uber are being sold in a deep Web marketplace for as little as $1 each. At least two vendors in the dark net marketplace called AlphaBay say that they have thousands of […]

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Amazon’s Twitch Service Becomes Latest Data Breach Victim

The list of companies that have suffered data breaches in the past year just got a little longer. Amazon announced recently that Twitch, its video game streaming company, was likely hacked. Twitch has 55 million unique visitors per month, suggesting that a significant number of people may be at risk for identity theft, although the […]

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Not Even the Deceased are Safe from Identity Theft

Every year the identities of nearly 2.5 million deceased Americans are stolen, according to a study conducted by ID Analytics. This form of identity theft, known as ghosting, may not be able to directly affect the victim but it can come back to haunt family members. “This study brings to light a significant problem as […]

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Cost-Effective Ways to Protect Your Identity

When it comes to identity theft protection there is no such thing as “too safe.” With the spread of information online and elsewhere, oftentimes the only things standing between a criminal and our personal data are the precautions we take on our own to protect our identities. For this reason it’s important to be constantly […]

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College Students Vulnerable to Identity Theft

College students are five times more likely to become victims of identity theft compared to the general public. According to the 2015 Javelin Strategy & Research Identity Fraud Report, college-aged adults fell victim to identity theft at alarming rates and were likely to take twice as long to remedy the problem once it was discovered. […]

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3 More Things to Do If You Are a Victim of Identity Theft

We are almost at the end of tax season. Returns have been filed, refunds are rolling in and we can look forward to not doing this again until January. Unfortunately for some people, the headache doesn’t end once the paperwork is sent off. Many receive letters indicating that their return has been ejected as a […]

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Protect Your Identity During Spring Break

It’s that time of year again: school is out, the seasons are changing and you’re packing your bag for a well-earned vacation. As you gather your passport and bathing suit, remember to plan ahead to keep your identity safe while you are away. There are a number of ways identity theft could occur during a […]

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3 Dangerous Forms of Identity Theft

Identity theft, in its many incarnations, is a horrible crime. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, 11.5 million Americans become victims of identity theft each year. The average incident costs $4,930 per individual, and total national losses are about $24.7 billion annually. There can be no doubt that identity theft is a serious and […]

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My Tax Refund Was Stolen — What Now?

You’ve filed your taxes and breathed a sigh of relief. Now all you have to do is kick back and wait for your refund to arrive. Or so you think, until you get a letter in the mail from the IRS, stating that more than one return has been filed in your name. It can […]

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16 Criminals Indicted In $10 Million Tax Fraud Scheme

A federal grand jury in Pennsylvania recently indicted 16 people on counts of wire fraud and identity theft. ABC News reported that the individuals are mostly from the New York City area, with some ties to Nigeria. Prosecutors said the id theft ring stole more than $10 million from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in […]

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