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- Senator Proposes Early Warning of Identity Theft
- New Credit Cards May Come with Old Technology
- Traveling this Summer? Your Identity Fraud Risk May Increase
- Concern Grows Over Personal Data Stored on Government Health Care Servers
- Apple Takes Steps to Plug Security Holes
- Security Risk: 600 Million Samsung Galaxy Phones Vulnerable
Identity theft is a crime that can be perpetrated using low-tech methods such as dumpster diving or much more tech-savvy means including phishing e-mails, skimming devices and malicious software known as malware. There were 12.6 million victims of identity fraud in the U.S. in 2012. Identity theft tops the list of consumer complaints that are reported to the Federal Trade Commission every year.
- Medical Centers a Hotspot for Identity Theft
- Hackers Ground Flights in Europe
- Police Crack Down on Identity Theft Rings
- New UK Data Tool Proving Helpful in Tracing Cyber Attacks
- Inmates Targeted for Identity Theft
- Latest Attempt to Bilk IRS Out of $50 Million Offers Chilling Example of How Stolen Data Can Be Used for Widespread Fraud
A data breach occurs when confidential information, like your Social Security number, credit card number or health information, is exposed or accessed by an unauthorized person. Studies show that individuals who receive a data breach notification letter are more than four times as likely to become victims of identity theft.
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- Officials Fear Massive Federal Data Breach Could Lead to Further Acts of Foreign Espionage
- Government Data Breach Affects Millions of Americans
- Target’s Data Breach Continues to Haunt Retail Giant