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Child Identity theft is becoming Solvable

by Robert Siciliano

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You’ve seen TV commercials and print ads about identity theft, and the “victim” is always an adult. That’s not realistic. The actor-portrayal should be that of a child. Yes, a kid.

Children are 51 times more likely than adults to have their identity stolen, says research from Carnegie Mellon University’s CyLab. … Continue Reading

Credit Card Fraud Affects Large and Smaller Merchants

by Shred-it

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Every time a mega breach is reported in the news it seems the focus is just on the company.

But the fall-out reaches much further than that. … Continue Reading

Quick Quiz: Has Your Personal Information Been Hacked?

by Debra N. Diener J.D. CIPP G

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The New York Times has a quick online interactive quiz so individuals can see how much, and which types, of their personal information has been hacked (“How Many Times Has Your Personal Information Been Exposed to Hackers?” by Josh Keller, K.K. Rebecca Lai and Nicole Perlroth; July 29th. … Continue Reading

Latest Scam Follows a Big Data Breach

by Shred-it

DataTheft

There seems to always be a data breach in the headlines – so what’s the latest scam making news these days?

Consumers need to be aware of phishing scams following a big data breach. Cyber criminals can use information they have just stolen to phish for even more information.
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Security Credit Freezes: Now Might Be The Time

by Debra N. Diener J.D. CIPP G

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The 4+ million current and former federal employees whose OPM personal data has been hacked are just the latest group to be worrying about identity theft. So a recent article by Brian Krebs could not be more timely. … Continue Reading

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Child Identity theft is becoming Solvable

You’ve seen TV commercials and print ads about identity theft, and the “victim” is always an adult. That’s not realistic. The actor-portrayal should be that of a child. Yes, a kid.

Children are 51 times more likely than adults to have their identity stolen, says research from Carnegie Mellon University’s CyLab. … Continue Reading

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