SAN DIEGO, Calif. – January 12, 2015 – The number of U.S. data breaches tracked in 2014 hit a record high of 783 in 2014, according to a recent report released by the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) and sponsored by IDT911™.  This represents a substantial hike of 27.5 percent over the number of breaches reported in 2013 […]

WASHINGTON, DC – Federal Trade Commissioner Terrell McSweeny recently spoke at an event hosted by the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) to highlight the growing threat of identity theft and its widespread effects on victims. The event coincided with the release of ITRC’s annual report on Identity Theft: The Aftermath 2013, which explores the impact the […]

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – The ITRC, a nationally recognized organization dedicated to the understanding of identity theft and related issues, announced recently that Robert Siciliano, CEO of IDTheftSecurity.com, will serve on its Board of Directors. Siciliano, with more than 30 years of experience in this field, will bring his vast knowledge to the ITRC Board and […]

The Identity Theft Resource Center® (ITRC) today announced a partnership with IDT911™ (IDentity Theft 911®) for their corporate sponsorship of ITRC’s Breach List, supplemental reports and related research efforts involving data breach incidents. Together, the two organizations will drive awareness regarding the growing number of data breaches and the potential risk of identity theft, which may plague a consumer […]

(11/8/2013) – The ITRC, a nationally recognized organization dedicated to the understanding of identity theft and related issues, announced today that Susan Grant, Director of Consumer Protection with the Consumer Federation of America, will serve on its Board of Directors. Ms. Grant, who also heads the CFA’s Consumer Protection Institute, brings her many years of […]

(9/18/2013) – The Identity Theft Resource Center, a nationally recognized organization dedicated to the understanding of identity theft and related issues, announced today that Paul Bond, Partner with Reed Smith LLP, will serve on its Board of Directors. Paul is a leader in Reed Smith’s rapidly expanding Data Privacy, Security & Management group and will […]

The Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) has released a new video explaining medical identity theft. The purpose of the video is to educate the public about the many issues surrounding this topic.  The video was shot as part of an ongoing campaign to increase awareness about medical identity theft.  The campaign was made possible through […]

San Diego, CA  (March 1, 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 […]

The Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC), a nationally recognized non-profit focusing on identity theft and related issues, 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. The ITRC conducted this survey in order to better understand how […]

San Diego, CA (July 11, 2012):  The Identity Theft Resource Center® 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 […]