Child identity theft, part 1: On familiar fraud

Credit to Author: Jovi Umawing| Date: Tue, 03 Mar 2020 20:17:19 +0000

In this two-part series on child identity theft, we shed light on the growing problem of familiar fraud, where those entrusted with a minor’s information are the very ones who abuse it.

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How to get your Equifax money and stay safe doing it

Credit to Author: David Ruiz| Date: Tue, 30 Jul 2019 15:00:00 +0000

Equifax has been ordered to pay at least $650 million in relation to its enormous 2017 data breach. Users who were affected might be eligible for a claim. But watch out for scams!

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Ways to Improve Your Data Center Cybersecurity That Most People Don’t Think of Until It’s Too Late

Credit to Author: Steven Carlini| Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2019 16:00:00 +0000

It’s been well publicized that Microsoft fends off more than 7 trillion cyberthreats per day, and allocates over $1 billion each year to cybersecurity for its cloud data centers. While… Read more »

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2018: The year of the data breach tsunami

Credit to Author: Logan Strain| Date: Fri, 28 Dec 2018 16:00:00 +0000

To get a sense of the grim state of data security today, take a look at this infographic from TruthFinder that explains why 2018 was the year of the data breach tsunami.

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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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