Monthly Archive

December 2016

Welcome to our Archives page. On this page you will find totaly 22 of our articles broken down into Months and Years.
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ITRC Proud to Receive Multiple Awards in 2016

ITRC Proud to Receive Multiple Awards in 2016 The work of a non-profit agency is about serving the public, no matter what industry it’s in. It’s not about ... read more..

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Medical Data Breaches Come with High Risks

Medical Data Breaches Come with High Risks Each year, the Identity Theft Resource Center tracks data breach activity and keeps track of the number of compromised records. For most of the last ten yea... read more..

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Utilities Scams with a “Genuine” Twist

Utilities Scams with a “Genuine” Twist  It’s hard to ignore the threat of having your heat or electricity shut off, especially at this time of year.  ... read more..

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New IRS Scam

New IRS Scam  This IRS scam proves that scammers are getting creative—and sophisticated—with their attempts to go after your identity and your money.  ... read more..

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Amazon Shopping Scam

Amazon Shopping Scam  Amazon is one of the largest retailers on the planet, and that means trying to steal your information in a phishing scam is easier than ever.  ... read more..

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Proposed Plan to Regulate IoT Devices through the FCC

Proposed Plan to Regulate IoT Devices through the FCC History buffs may know that the Titanic disaster had far-reaching consequences as officials struggled to understand and correct what had led to s... read more..

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The UK to Monitor Its Citizens’ Internet Use

The UK to Monitor Its Citizens’ Internet Use There is an unfortunate fine line between protecting people and violating their rights, and privacy advocates fear that a new UK law called the Investigat... read more..

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What to Know about Those Pesky Terms and Conditions

What to Know about Those Pesky Terms and Conditions It’s been called “the biggest lie on the internet,” or rather, the one that most of us tell when we cli... read more..

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Technology Sector Pushes Back Against China’s New Source Code Law

Technology Sector Pushes Back Against China’s New Source Code Law The term “source code” might sound like something from a blockbuster Hollywood cyberthriller, but the reality is far less dramatic. A... read more..

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Lottery Winnings Scam

Lottery Winnings Scam  If you ever win a prize but have to pay money to receive it, beware. It’s probably a scam.  ... read more..

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Vehicle Sales Scam

Vehicle Sales Scam  Have you ever come across a vehicle for sale that seems too good to be true? It probably is.  ... read more..

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Public WiFi Scams

Public WiFi Scams  If you’re connecting over public WiFi this season, you may be giving a thief all your information.  ... read more..

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National Tax Security Awareness Week

National Tax Security Awareness Week Nothing feels less like the holidays than thinking about your tax returns. With that said, the IRS is hosting it's National Tax Security Awareness Week to help co... read more..

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Industry Specific Phishing Scams

Industry Specific Phishing Scams No matter what line of work you’re in, there’s a scammer waiting to target you with a phishing attempt. ... read more..

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Hacking Internet-Connected Medical Implant Devices

Hacking Internet-Connected Medical Implant Devices For some time, security experts have warned about the potential for cybercrime involving internet-connected medical implants. These devices, which i... read more..

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Store Returns Scam

Store Returns Scam  Criminals use a wide variety of methods to profit off of fraudulent store returns, and the public pays the price.   ... read more..

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Old School Method of Uncovering Cybercrime

Old School Method of Uncovering Cybercrime There are a lot of different payment methods that individuals can use when shopping online. While credit cards, debit cards, and even gift cards are popular... read more..

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“Civil Processing Unit” Call Scam

“Civil Processing Unit” Call Scam  There’s a surefire way to make your scam victims pay up, and that’s to pose as the police.  ... read more..

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Keepsake Scam

Keepsake Scam  Who wouldn’t want a beautiful item to remember their kids’ school achievements?  ... read more..

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Bah Humbug! Don’t Open that Holiday Card!

Bah Humbug! Don’t Open that Holiday Card! No one wants to be a Grinch at the holidays, but sometimes it’s the only way to protect yourself from malicious software that can steal your identity and you... read more..

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San Francisco’s Mass Transit Targeted in Hacking Event

San Francisco’s Mass Transit Targeted in Hacking Event It’s something straight out of a Hollywood cyber thriller: hackers infiltrate a city’s infrastructure and cause chaos at every turn, starting wi... read more..

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Support a Worthy Cause without Lifting a Finger

Support a Worthy Cause without Lifting a Finger A lot of major retailers have different ways that they give back. It might be through scholarship programs, work from home opportunities for disabled v... read more..

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