U.S. Secret Service Warns ID Thieves are Abusing USPS’s Mail Scanning Service

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Thu, 08 Nov 2018 07:28:45 +0000

A year ago, KrebsOnSecurity warned that “Informed Delivery,” a new offering from the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) that lets residents view scanned images of all incoming mail, was likely to be abused by identity thieves and other fraudsters unless the USPS beefed up security around the program and made it easier for people to opt out. This week, the U.S. Secret Service issued an internal alert warning that many of its field offices have reported crooks are indeed using Informed Delivery to commit various identity theft and credit card fraud schemes.

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What is the price of your stolen identity on the online black market?

Credit to Author: Rajiv Singha| Date: Tue, 10 Jul 2018 10:00:04 +0000

If you thought there is only a black market for stolen mobile phones, drugs, pirated software, etc., then you could be wrong. There is a black market that exists on the Internet and its most lucrative commodity is your personally identifiable information (PII – sensitive information that can be used…

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Panerabread.com breach could have impacted millions

Credit to Author: Wendy Zamora| Date: Tue, 03 Apr 2018 20:53:29 +0000

The Panerabread.com breach might have exposed 37 million customers’ data online. What should you do to make sure your security isn’t compromised?

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Please don’t buy this: identity theft protection services

Credit to Author: William Tsing| Date: Tue, 28 Nov 2017 17:31:58 +0000

Identity theft protection services promise to have your back against cybercriminals looking to steal your data. But they don’t actually stop them from taking your identity. Are they worth it, then? We say no.

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Equifax aftermath: How to protect against identity theft

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Thu, 14 Sep 2017 15:00:39 +0000

If you are one of the victims of the Equifax breach, you have a heightened risk of becoming a victim of identity theft. And even if you’re not, you should take these precautions.

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Equifax breach: What you need to know [updated]

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Fri, 08 Sep 2017 07:02:47 +0000

On July 29, 2017, Equifax discovered that attackers had gained unauthorized access to private data belonging to an estimated 143 million Americans by exploiting a vulnerability in a website application.

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The Equifax Breach: What You Should Know

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Tue, 12 Sep 2017 00:31:40 +0000

It remains unclear whether those responsible for stealing Social Security numbers and other data on as many as 143 million Americans from big-three credit bureau Equifax intend to sell this data to identity thieves. But if ever there was a reminder that you — the consumer — are ultimately responsible for protecting your financial future, this is it. Here’s what you need to know and what you should do in response to this unprecedented breach.

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Equifax breach: What you need to know

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Fri, 08 Sep 2017 07:02:47 +0000

On July 29, 2017, Equifax discovered that attackers had gained unauthorized access to private data belonging to an estimated 143 million Americans by exploiting a vulnerability in a website application.

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