Monthly Archive

August 2016

Welcome to our Archives page. On this page you will find totaly 1725 of our articles broken down into Months and Years.
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Virtual Kidnapping Scam

Virtual Kidnapping Scam Scammers are targeting individuals by phone in order to collect money for a virtual kidnapping. ... read more..

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Privacy and Your Smartphone Settings

Privacy and Your Smartphone Settings Smartphones have become—for lack of a better term—even smarter in recent years. The term once just applied to a cellular handset that could access the internet, b... read more..

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Blocking the Threats to Your Smartphone

Blocking the Threats to Your Smartphone There’s little doubt that smartphones have changed our way of life. In the course of one generation, we’ve gone from computers being a rare oddity in most peop... read more..

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Yahoo! Promotion Scam

Yahoo! Promotion Scam Scammers are targeting Yahoo! users with fake contest winnings. ... read more..

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New scam targets people who follow banks on Instagram

New scam targets people who follow banks on Instagram Scammers are hashtagging their posts with the same tags banks use in order to initiate a scam. ... read more..

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Protecting Your Privacy under Windows 10

Protecting Your Privacy under Windows 10 Microsoft’s newest operating system raised a few eyebrows and ruffled a few feathers when it launched, largely in the way it was rolled out. While industry ex... read more..

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American Electric Power Phone Scam

American Electric Power Phone Scam Scammers are claiming to be with "American Electric Power" in order to collect fees from the victims and threaten to turn off their power. ... read more..

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Identity Theft Strikes Mobile Device Users

Identity Theft Strikes Mobile Device Users Mobile devices carry an unfortunate distinction. In many consumers’ minds, they’re simply the latest innovation to come out of cellular phones. But at the s... read more..

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“All I Did Was Click this Link…”

“All I Did Was Click this Link…” There’s no shortage of scams, fraud attempts, data breaches, and hacking. Sadly, it doesn’t matter who the victim is: personal tech users, companies of every size, se... read more..

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Netflix Scam Targets Apple Customers

Netflix Scam Targets Apple Customers Apple customers are being warned about fake emails targeting their account information. ... read more..

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Instagram Launches Its Own Snapchat-Like “Stories”

Instagram Launches Its Own Snapchat-Like “Stories” Social media is really a great tool, but it’s also filled with privacy pitfalls, both malicious and accidental. While there are scammers who use soc... read more..

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Housing Refinance Scam in North Dakota

Housing Refinance Scam in North Dakota Citizens in North Dakota are being warned about fake refinance housing offers in the mail. ... read more..

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Eddie Bauer Retail Data Breach

Eddie Bauer Retail Data Breach In the Office of Personnel Management breach and the Anthem healthcare breach—just to name two of the record-setting numbers of data breaches that happen each year—mill... read more..

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Fake Windows Tech Support in North Carolina

Fake Windows Tech Support in North Carolina Deputies warn of fake tech support representatives in Hendersonville, North Carolina. ... read more..

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Protecting Your Privacy when Sending Your Kids Back to School

Protecting Your Privacy when Sending Your Kids Back to School Another school year is ready to kick off, if it hasn’t started in your region already. Most kids are eagerly waiting to find out which of... read more..

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A Primer in Higher Ed Cybersecurity

A Primer in Higher Ed Cybersecurity College is certainly an exciting—and somewhat unnerving—time for young people. Besides the grueling academic requirements, many students are on their own for the f... read more..

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Congressional Task Force Works to End Identity Theft

Congressional Task Force Works to End Identity Theft All too often, politics can stand in the way of progress. Fortunately, preventing identity theft, fraud, and scams is so important to members of C... read more..

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Sage Data Breach Speaks Volumes about Inside Job Attacks

Sage Data Breach Speaks Volumes about Inside Job Attacks Sage Group is a company that supplies accounting software and cloud-based solutions to millions of customers around the world, but a few hundr... read more..

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IRS Warns People of ‘Back-to-School’ Phone Scam

IRS Warns People of ‘Back-to-School’ Phone Scam Parents and students are being targeted by scammers posing as IRS agents. ... read more..

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Watch Out for these Back to School Scams

Watch Out for these Back to School Scams The start of a new school year is a very busy time for both students and families, and as such, it’s the perfect setting for scammers to strike. With so much ... read more..

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Working to Prevent Internal Data Breaches

Working to Prevent Internal Data Breaches When news breaks of another large-scale data breach, especially one that affects millions of consumers at a time, it’s all too easy to envision a faceless ha... read more..

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Tracking the Medical Data Breaches

Tracking the Medical Data Breaches Medical data breaches continue to happen at an alarming rate. It’s bad enough that someone has made off with your complete identity thanks to the amount of informat... read more..

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Avoiding Scams while Responding to Those in Need

Avoiding Scams while Responding to Those in Need When disaster strikes, there’s often a heart-tugging sadness that comes from feeling powerless to do something useful. As distanced bystanders, we’re ... read more..

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Senior Citizens in Texas Scam

Senior Citizens in Texas Scam Senior Citizens in Texas are being targeted by scammers posing as FBI agents. ... read more..

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Your Cards May Be Leaking Your Identity

Your Cards May Be Leaking Your Identity If you’re like the majority of “card-carrying adults,” you literally have cards that demonstrate your status as a grown up. Your wallet most likely contains a ... read more..

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Tax Professional Scam

Tax Professional Scam A phishing scam is being reported as targeting tax professionals to obtain the personal information of their clients.  ... read more..

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Taking Cybersecurity Back-to-School

Taking Cybersecurity Back-to-School Somehow, back-to-school season always seems to show up way too soon. Cries of “where did the summer go!” don’t do anything to slow the approaching first day of sch... read more..

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Committee Members

ITRC Committee Members Biographies   Communications Committee Brian Berry is a partner of CLS Strategies, a Washington, DC based strategic communications and public affairs agency. Mr. Berry helps ... read more..

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Avoiding Identity Theft in the Workplace

Avoiding Identity Theft in the Workplace When we think of all the ways thieves can nab our personal information, we usually envision data breaches and hacking events, or large-scale attacks that unle... read more..

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The Latest Game App Might Be a Threat

The Latest Game App Might Be a Threat Smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices have certainly made our lives easier, more connected, and just more fun. And with an estimated 2 billion people wo... read more..

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