Monthly Archive

April 2015

Welcome to our Archives page. On this page you will find a total of 18 of our articles broken down into Months and Years.

New Task Forces Combine Efforts to Fight Identity Theft

Identity theft is such a complex and far-reaching crime that it can be hard to rely on only one avenue to fight it. As any victim can tell you, the different types of identity theft can mean that mult... read more..


Federal Government at Work on a National Data Breach Bill

Federal Government at Work on a National Data Breach Bill One of the more frustrating aspects to consumer protection from identity theft, data breaches, and cybercrime is the current state-by-state b... read more..


Most security breaches involve human error

Whenever I speak publicly, I always talk about how information technology and hacking are the "sizzle" that helps create the headline news for data-breach events. However, this week's news that 31 ... read more..


The Rising Costs of Healthcare Data Breaches

When the retail shopping chain Target experienced a large-scale data breach in 2013, consumers and advocates alike flew into a near-panic mode. It was an eye-opening event, to be sure, and one that ha... read more..


Government Grant Scams: If You Have to Pay, You Didn’t Win

“If it sounds too good to be true…” It’s been said so many times, you don’t even have to hear the rest of the phrase to know what’s coming. And yet—somehow—scammers still try it and consumers still fa... read more..


Cyber Insurance Can Reduce Impact of a Data Breach

Cyber insurance for your business might be worth the cost. It deserves a good look because it educates on reducing risk, helps when a breach happens and can be a competitive advantage. In 2015, dat... read more..


Top Scams of the Week April 20, 2015

Each week, the Identity Theft Resource Center works with some of the top industry experts to provide consumers with updates about threats to their personal data. Scam Detector leads the way by publish... read more..


Celebrate Secure Your ID Day!

There are a lot of things to celebrate about this time of year. Whether it’s the relief that the tax filing deadline is behind you or the many awareness campaigns that are observed in April, or even i... read more..


ITRC Call Center Stats: March 2015

Each month, the non-profit Identity Theft Resource Center analyzes the volume of calls that come into its 24-hour toll-free call center to uncover the different types of identity theft that are affect... read more..


Findings from the 2015 Data Breach Incident Report

Those of us in the identity theft, information security and related fields, are always interested in the latest trends in data breaches. One such source of information is Verizon’s annual Data Breach ... read more..


New Legislation Aims to Help Prevent Elder Scams

New Legislation Aims to Help Prevent Elder Scams As if telephone, mail, and online scamming of the public weren’t awful enough, specific scammers actually that target the elderly now. These individua... read more..


Dyre Wolf Malware Attacks Again!

Over $1 million dollars is believed to have been stolen from businesses in the last month alone, all thanks to a new variation of the Dyre malware program known as Dyre Wolf. This malware, which indus... read more..


Fake Government Services Web Sites

Criminals Host Fake Government Services Web Sites to Acquire Personally Identifiable Information and to Collect Fraudulent Fees. From May 2012 to March 2015, the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Cent... read more..


Dental Scam, or Medical Identity Theft?

There probably aren’t that many people who count going to the dentist as one of their favorite activities. There’s a new fear coming out of the dentist’s office, and it has to do with identity theft. ... read more..


Tax Return Scams

Criminals are proficient in stealing the personally identifiable information (PII) of individuals to facilitate various fraud activities, including using stolen identity information to file fraudulent... read more..


Should I Get a New Social Security Number?

When you’re a victim of identity theft, it can be really tempting to want to just throw up your hands and start over fresh with new information. And in the case of your bank accounts, credit card acco... read more..


Mobile Wallets - What Do You Think?

Mobile Wallets - What Do You Think? If you’ve paid attention to other shoppers in line around you, there’s a good chance that you’ve seen someone pay at the register by sliding his cell phone across ... read more..


Cyberbullying and Your Child

As if parents don’t have enough dangers to worry about—strangers in the park, seat belt use, chemical additives in foods, and other things to keep them up at night—the growing threat of cyberbullying ... read more..

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