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 […]

The Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) recently conducted a brief Facebook Social Media Survey to measure interaction trends between internet users and Facebook. The ITRC conducted this survey in order to better help victims with Facebook-related identity theft concerns and issues and received 446 responses. “As our world transforms more and more into a cyber environment, social […]

The Identity Theft Resource Center has been made aware of a group operating in California under the name ‘Californians Against Identity Theft’.  The group is claiming that there is a link between the gathering of signatures for ballot initiatives and identity theft. Using this correlation, the group is pushing to outlaw paid signature gathering for […]

(San Diego, CA  April 19, 2011):  The Identity Theft Resource Center® has found that hacking accounted for the largest number of breaches in 2011 year-to-date.  Almost 37% of breaches between January 1st and April 5th were due to malicious attacks on computer systems.   This is more than double the amount of targeted attacks reflected in […]

(San Diego, CA: April 19, 2011)  According to the “Weather Channel”, tornado season in the U.S. lasts from April through July, with May and June being the peak months.   The Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) wishes to alert the public to several potential identity theft-related situations that might arise from such a natural disaster. This information is […]