Press Releases

Identity Theft Resource Center Responds to the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica “Data Breach”

Misappropriation and misuse of user data continues to unfold

SAN DIEGO, March 20, 2018 – The Identity Theft Resource Center, the nation’s leading source of aggregated data breach analytics and thought leader in identity crime, has responded to the recent developments in the emerging Facebook and Cambridge Analytica situation.

Data Breaches Up Nearly 45 percent according to Annual Review by Identity Theft Resource Center® and CyberScout®

SAN DIEGO, January 25, 2018 – Today, the Identity Theft Resource Center®, a nationally recognized non-profit organization established to support victims of identity theft, and CyberScout®, released the 2017 Annual Data Breach Year-End Review. According to the review, the number of U.S. data breaches tracked in 2017 hit a new all-time high of 1,579, up 44.7 percent over last year’s record totals of 1,091 breaches.

“ID Theft Help” Mobile App Guides Users in Assessing Their Risk for Exposure

ITRC ID Theft Help mobile app offers new features to help consumers protect themselves against identity theft.

SAN DIEGO, January, 17, 2018 – Today, the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) announced the latest version of its free mobile app was made available in the Google Play and Apple stores. The ID Theft Help app is funded by a grant from the Department of Justice Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) and offers assistance to both victims of identity theft and consumers who want to protect their identity.

Burns & Wilcox Initiates Inaugural Insurance Partnership for Cybersecurity Education with the Identity Theft Resource Center

DETROIT, Michigan - December 13, 2017 - Burns & Wilcox, North America’s leading wholesale insurance broker and underwriting manager, recognized throughout the industry for its expertise in Cyber Liability, today announced a partnership with the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC). ITRC is a nationally recognized nonprofit organization established to support victims of identity theft. The partnership will provide retail brokers, agents, clients, and partners of Burns & Wilcox with a prominent resource to help navigate a wide variety of cyber breaches.

Identity Theft Resource Center and Synchrony Financial Announce Sponsorship to Help Reduce Identity Theft Nationwide

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – December 7, 2017 – The Identity Theft Resource Center® (ITRC), a nationally recognized non-profit organization established to support victims of identity theft, today announced a collaborative sponsorship with Synchrony Financial, one of the nation’s premier consumer financial services company, to increase awareness and foster further education around identity theft and related topics. 

Identity Theft Resource Center Names Recipients of Awards under the National Identity Theft Victims Assistance Network Expansion (NITVAN II) 

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – October 20, 2017The Identity Theft Resource Center® (ITRC), a nationally recognized non-profit organization established to support victims of identity theft, today announced six sub-grantees have been competitively selected to lead new coalitions

New ITRC Aftermath Survey Uncovers the Strong Emotional Toll Identity Theft Plays on its Victims

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – October 2, 2017The Identity Theft Resource Center® (ITRC), a nationally recognized non-profit organization established to support victims of identity theft, today released its Identity Theft: The Aftermath 2017 report that explores the impact of identity theft victimization.

 

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