Blog Posts Tagged with "Identity Theft"

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Should Businesses Be Able to Google Customers?

July 08, 2012 Added by:Allan Pratt, MBA

It should come as no surprise that businesses are taking advantage of the public’s fascination of placing their day-to-day activities on social networking sites. This may seem inappropriate and offensive, and it might be – but for the moment, it’s not illegal. We have only ourselves to blame...

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Wanna Buy Some Dumps?

July 07, 2012 Added by:Robert Siciliano

“Dumps” are batches of stolen credit card numbers. This example of a criminal’s sales pitch for stolen dumps came to me through a comment on a blog post I wrote about credit card security. Go figure. If you scan the following message line by line, you’ll see there’s a great deal of thought put into the pitch...

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Should You Be Worried About the LinkedIn Breach?

June 06, 2012 Added by:Kelly Colgan

People who rely on LinkedIn for professional networking keep a wealth of information stored on their profile pages. With news of a possible data breach exposing 6.5 million user passwords, LinkedIn users need to take steps to protect their personal data. Here are five tips we recommend you follow...

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Man Sentenced to Almost Five Years in Prison for Identity Theft

June 04, 2012 Added by:Headlines

Michael Garcia was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Morrison C. England Jr. to 57 months in prison for fraud. Garcia accessed the computer servers of a law firm and an accountant firm without their knowledge or authorization and downloaded the personal information of more than 1,450 clients and employees...

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What Is Business or Corporate Identity Theft?

May 30, 2012 Added by:Robert Siciliano

Victims of business identity theft often do not find out about the crime until significant losses accumulate, or someone discovers discrepancies on the books. Because of the hidden nature of the transactions, businesses can lose vast amounts of money. Business identity theft can remain unde­tected for years...

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Insider Threat: Former PNC Manager Pleads Guilty to Bank Theft

May 25, 2012 Added by:Headlines

Laird stole the funds through a number of means: opening credit accounts in her father’s name without authorization; making redemptions from CD accounts of five customers; opening checking accounts in other names and wroting checks to pay her personal bills and expenses...

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Where is My Information?!?!

May 10, 2012 Added by:Marc Quibell

Here's the problem - too many people have too much information about you, stored in or on who-knows-what, and who-knows-where. The risks of having your identity stolen and used are astronomical. All it requires is someone on the receiving end putting it all together...

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On the Growth of Identity Theft

May 01, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

It is clear that criminal organizations are devoting substantial resources in this sector. An increasing component of organized crime is specializing in this kind of activity characterized by high profits and low risks compared to traditional criminal activities...

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Cyber Criminals Top Secret Service Most Wanted List

April 02, 2012 Added by:Headlines

The majority of fugitives on the Secret Service's top ten most wanted list can be described as "cyber criminals". While the objectives remain the same, the ubiquity of the digital systems that pervade every aspect of our culture presents a new set of challenges for law enforcement...

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Protect Yourself from Vishing Scams

March 30, 2012 Added by:Robert Siciliano

Vishing occurs when criminals cold-call victims and attempt to persuade them to divulge personal information over the phone. These scammers are generally after credit card numbers and personal identifying information, which can then be used to commit financial theft...

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Four Convicted for Roles in Massive Identity Theft Ring

March 23, 2012 Added by:Headlines

After a five week trial, four defendants have been convicted for their roles in one of the largest bank fraud and identity theft schemes in California history, with dozens of victims in four states and millions of dollars in losses...

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I Found Your Data on that Used Device You Sold...

March 14, 2012 Added by:Robert Siciliano

What did you do with all of your old devices? Some were probably given away, or you might have hocked a few on eBay or Craigslist. Did you know it is very likely that you inadvertently put all of your digital data in someone else’s hands?

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FTC Says Tax Fraud is On the Rise and Here's Why

March 11, 2012 Added by:Kelly Colgan

Used to be crooks snagged a Social Security number to open a credit card and run up charges. Now they've found an easier way to make money, according to the FTC: Identity thieves prefer to commit tax and wage-related fraud...

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Social Media, Over-Sharing and Personal Data Controls

March 04, 2012 Added by:Gurudatt Shenoy

The solution lies in having control of your data. This means your data is encrypted and stored on social network servers and only you have the the keys to provide access to others. Social Networks should also offer tools that enable clear and identifiable verification of members...

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Your Name and SSN - All a Thief Needs for Tax Fraud

February 14, 2012 Added by:Kelly Colgan

The IRS has seen a significant increase in the number of fraud cases involving identity theft, according to Steven Miller, IRS deputy commissioner for services and enforcement. Addresses don’t mean anything. All a thief needs is your name and Social Security number...

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Secret Service Hits $250 Million Cell Phone Cloning Ring

February 07, 2012 Added by:Headlines

U.S. Secret Service’s New York Field Office recently investigated a sophisticated operation in which information from the cell phone accounts of tens of thousands of people is stolen to support a black market in international calling...

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