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(San Diego, CA)-- (3/5/2013) - The Identity Theft Resource Center is joining government agencies, advocacy organizations and private sector groups nationwide to celebrate National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW), March 3-9, 2013.
Identity theft complaints continue to rank number one in the Federal Trade Commission's list of complaints, with a 32% increase over 2011. Of the 369,132 complaints reported in 2012, 46.4% involved issues with government documents or benefits fraud. This represents a drastic spike of nearly 70% over the same types of cases last year. Click here
Identity Theft and Public WiFi Linked in Consumer Minds
The ITRC has just published a whitepaper containing the results of its Public WiFi Usage Survey, which aimed to measure the level of knowledge and usage of public WiFi. Click here for more information.
The Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) recently conducted its Public WiFi Usage Survey to measure the level of consumer knowledge and usage of public WiFi. The ITRC conducted this survey in order to better understand how consumers perceive and use public WiFi. This information would then be used to heighten consumer awareness about safe usage of public WiFi.
Download attachment(s): [ Public_WiFi_Survey_20121018_final.pdf ]
The ITRC recorded 213 breaches for the first six months of 2012, with an astonishing 63.4% of them having no reported attributes. This represents a doubling in the number of data breaches which did not have any type of attributes identified for the incident, giving the public little or no insight into what happened. This trend makes it obvious that with few exceptions, there is minimal transparency when it comes to reporting breaches. Click here for more
Download attachment(s): [ ITRC_Breach_Stats_-_Unknown_Attributes_Summary_1H_20120630.pdf ] [ ITRC_Breach_Stats_-_Paper_vs_Electronic_Summary_1H_20120630.pdf ] [ ITRC_Breach_Stats_Report_-_Summary_1H_20120630.pdf ] [ ITRC_Breach_Stats_-_Subcontractor_Summary_1H_20120630.pdf ] [ ITRC_Breach_Stats_-_Hacking_Summary_1H_20120630.pdf ] [ ITRC_Breach_Stats_-_Insider_Theft_Summary_1H_20120630.pdf ] [ ITRC_Breach_Stats_-_Data_On_The_Move_Summary_1H_20120630.pdf ] [ ITRC_Breach_Stats_-_Accidental_Exposure_Summary_1H_20120630.pdf ] [ ITRC_Breach_Stats_-_Known_vs_Unknown_Summary_1H_20120630.pdf ] [ ITRC_Breach_Stats_-_Breach_Exposing_SSN_Summary_1H_20120630.pdf ] [ ITRC_Breach_Stats_-_Breach_Exposing_CC_DC_Summary_1H_20120630.pdf ] [ ITRC_Breach_Stats_Report_1H_20120630.pdf ] [ ITRC_Breach_Report_1H_20120630.pdf ]
ITRaC News is the ITRC quarterly e-newsletter. This newsletter covers: What's New, latest scams, news releases, product information, Guest Authors, various articles about identity theft, legislative updates and more. Click here for 2012 Q4
Download attachment(s): [ ITRC Breach Report 20110406 ] [ ITRC Breach Stats Report 20110406 ] [ Hacking Summary 20110406 ] [ Data On The Move Summary 20110406 ] [ Accidental Exposure Summary 20110406 ] [ Paper vs Electronic Summary 20110406 ] [ Unknown Attributes Summary 20110406 ] [ Subcontractor Summary 20110406 ] [ Paper vs Electronic w Category Summary 20110406 ] [ Insider Theft Summary 20110406 ]