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Mobile Users Beware: You’re At Risk Of ID Theft

Mobile devices make our lives so much easier. Now we can send emails on the run, check our bank account statements and even make online purchases from our phones. But these perks do come with risks. According to the 2014 Identity Fraud Report by Javelin Strategy & Research, mobile users are more likely to become […]

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Are Online Cookies Putting You At Risk For Identity Theft?

Not all cookies are delicious and homemade. Some might actually be putting you at greater risk of identity theft. Online cookies are tiny bits of stored information containing your internet browsing history such as what pages you visited, how long you stayed on a site, what keywords you searched and any ads or links you […]

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Smartphone Thieves Are After Your Data, Not Your Device

According to Fox Business, more than $7 million worth of smartphones are lost in the U.S. every day. Before, mobile devices were often stolen for their inherent resale value and ability to function. Smartphones, however, have changed the nature and potential magnitude of mobile theft. For identity thieves, your cell phone represents a goldmine of […]

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AT&T Announces Internal Security Breach

AT&T recently announced that an employee, who has since been fired, illegally accessed the personal information of up to 1,600 customers. Social Security and driver’s license numbers were compromised. This isn’t the first security lapse the company has suffered. In fact, there was a similar incident in June of this year, affecting about 500 individuals. […]

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What Is Farcing? The Latest ID Theft Scam

Farcing is the latest fad to sweep the world of cybercrime, and its goal is to mine personal information from social media sites. This private information can then be used to steal an individual’s identity and access credit lines and financial accounts. The first step in farcing occurs when a cybercriminal friends a stranger on, […]

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JPMorgan Hackers May Have Targeted Other Banks

The Secret Service and FBI are currently working with JPMorgan Chase to assess the extent of the security breach that left 83 million households and businesses vulnerable to identity theft. Other large financial institutions are checking their systems for indicators of attempted hacks, and several unspecified organizations are reported to have found traffic on their […]

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12 Arrested For Using Stolen Credit Card Information

A dozen individuals from Gwinnett County, Georgia, were arrested earlier in October in Idaho after using stolen credit card information at local retailers. Police have reported that the cards were stolen during one of the recent corporate security breaches, but they have not given more specific information. The criminals were caught purchasing numerous gift cards […]

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“Shellshock” Software Bug May Pose Significant Security Threat

Security experts have detected a new bug with the potential to infiltrate hundreds of millions of devices. The bug is being called “Shellshock” and professionals worry that it could be even more disruptive than “Heartbleed” proved to be last spring. Shellshock exists as a flawed piece of open-source coding that was written in 1987 by […]

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What to do if You’re a Victim Of The Dairy Queen Breach

In August, we reported on a possible Dairy Queen data breach, which the company has only recently officially confirmed. Dairy Queen announced late last week that the “Backoff” malware that has been plaguing retailers and consumers alike was installed on point of sale systems in 395 U.S. store locations. Law enforcement officials apparently discovered the […]

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Identity Thief Stole $45,000 a Day from Taxpayers

By its own estimates, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued three million fraudulent tax refunds to fraudsters in 2013, resulting in a $5.2 billion loss for taxpayers. In reality, that number could be far higher. This kind of identity theft has tripled in the last three years alone. Corey Williams used to work as a […]

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Thousands of Companies Still Vulnerable To Heartbleed

Recent events suggests that hackers’ skills are evolving faster than those of data security experts, with new breaches occurring on a regular basis and compromising the personal information of millions of Americans. But it’s not only the new threats that you have to worry about. Many consumers assume that once a specific attack is uncovered, […]

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Illinois Attorney General Speaks Out On Data Breaches

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan warned consumers about the dangers of identity theft and urged them to take defensive measures in the form of credit monitoring and identity theft protection services. “Identity theft is a serious threat to consumers,” she told ABC News. “It’s critical to start incorporating extra precautions in your daily routine to […]

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