Tag Archives: Identity Theft

Visualization of Data Breaches

The site Information is Beautiful gives a visualization of data breaches and other information about hacking over the past several years.

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Attackers Turn Password Recovery Into Backdoor – Dark Reading

The assault on CloudFlare shows that companies have to pay attention to how their security services are locked down and how the credentials for those services can be recoveredAttackers Turn Password Recovery Into Backdoor – Dark Reading.

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Making the consumer realize there is security threats is your job

Should we live in fear and distrust or should we be cautious and diligent with the protection of our data?  We worry about American companies taking away our privacy and tracking our every move.   What should we really worry … Continue reading

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Massive Credit Card ring bust

From Help Net Security 47 individuals were arrested on Wednesday by the officers of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police following an investigation of a highly organized and disciplined criminal ring that has managed to steal at least $7 million via … Continue reading

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The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) releases 2011 internet crime report

The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) released their 2011 report today (May 10).   With over 300,000 complaints, IC3’s report can be downloaded here. Also be sure to check out the Identity Theft Resource Centers where millions of identities may … Continue reading

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What you should do because of the Credit Card breach

Over 10 million credit card accounts were compromised at the end of March.   This number may grow as credit card vendors look into the breach.   Regardless if you bought something on line or not, you should do the … Continue reading

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New Botnets Gaining Traction Across The Web, Study Says – Dark Reading

Damballa report shows seven new botnets among the top 10 largest; off-the-shelf construction kits dominate list. via DarkReading share– New Botnets Gaining Traction Across The Web, Study Says – Dark Reading.

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40% of SMBs suffered breach due to unsafe Web surfing

40 percent of small and medium-sized businesses have suffered a security breach due to unsafe web surfing, and nearly one-third still do not have a policy to govern the use of social networking sites, 40% of SMBs suffered breach due … Continue reading

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Have you been hacked this month?

Since the start of this year, globally, there have been 365 data loss incidents involving 126,727, 474 records. According to research by Juniper Research, 90% of organizations have suffered data breaches in one form or another over the past 12 … Continue reading

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Was your identity stolen in 2010?

The Identity Theft Resource Center has reports that cover last year and information about past data breaches with prominent companies.  The ITRC has information on what to do if your id is stolen.  Link

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Data Breaches In 2010: Indicates Mandatory Reporting Needed – Darkreading

Data Breaches In 2010: Indicates Mandatory Reporting Needed – Darkreading. “The Identity Theft Resource Center recorded 662 breaches on its 2010 ITRC Breach List. It is apparent, with few exceptions, that there is no transparency when it comes to reporting … Continue reading

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Chronology of Data Breaches – Privacy Rights Clearinghouse

Privacy Rights Clearinghouse has excellent tips and information for consumers and the internet.  With dozens of links and tips, Privacy Rights Clearinghouse is a wealth of information. An excellent on-site searchable database for data breaches is available.  Link

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Wisconsin bungles another data breach and ID theft threat to 60,000 – National Identity Theft

Wisconsin bungles another data breach and ID theft threat to 60,000 – National Identity Theft | Examiner.com Added by ShareThis

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Gawker Commenter Database Hacked

Gawker Commenter Database Hacked | News & Opinion | PCMag.com.

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Assess Your Identity Theft Score With This Free Tool

Over at Bill Mullin’s blog, he gives a good article on Identity Theft Score..Unless you’re in the cyber security business, it’s unlikely that you’re aware of this rather startling statistic – a cyber crime goes down every ¼ of a … Continue reading

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Banking Loses Over 1 million records this year

According to the latest report from the Identity Theft Resource Center (2010 YTD)- (Remember these are reported breaches) Data Loss Banking 1.8 million Business (Retail/Online) 3+ Million Education 226,000+ Government and Military 200,000+ Medical / Healthcare 100,000+ ITRC Webpage ITRC … Continue reading

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Has someone stolen your identity?

Here is one of the best resource centers for information on identity theft and what to do – Identity Theft Resource Center. Federal Trade Commission Information.

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Who Got Hacked in 2009

The Identity Theft Resource Center has a list that is updated for 2008 and stats are finishing up for 2009… For more information – Link Hacking Statistics and Defacements  Link

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