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Identity Theft Bust: Abilene Woman Found with Over 50 IDs

ABILENE, TX - The Abilene Police Department arrested a woman Monday who was in possession of over fifty pieces of stolen identity.<p>Brittany Womack, …

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Medical identity theft up 20 percent in the last year – report

You might want to start giving your health records and medical bills a closer look.<p>According to a new survey from the Ponemon Institute, an …

Medical Identity Theft: Does The Health Care Industry Think It's Too Big for Its Breaches?

If recent disclosures regarding the massive wave of breaches suffered by retailing icons Target, Neiman-Marcus and Sally Beauty haven't scared you enough, try to wrap your brain around the new Ponemon Institute Patient Privacy and Data Security study. The study has found a 100 percent increase in …

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Asking America's Police Officers to Explain Abusive Cops

Revisiting the story of a man arrested at his job for "trespassing"—and the cops who paid no price for wrongly detaining him dozens of times.<p>The radio show <i>This American Life</i> recently broadcast a number of stories on policing. They're collected in the episodes "Cops See It Differently," Part One and …

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Military families remain easy prey for ID theft

• Credit Cards ·<br>• Credit Card News ·<br>• Military families remain easy prey for ID theft<p>Social Security numbers still present on many military IDs<p>A quiet war …

Officials warn 500 million financial records hacked

WASHINGTON — Federal officials warned companies Monday that hackers have stolen more than 500 million financial records over the past 12 months, essentially breaking into banks without ever entering a building.<p>"We're in a day when a person can commit about 15,000 bank robberies sitting in their …

If the credit charge was $9.84, take a closer look

If you see a $9.84 charge on your credit card statement, give it a hard look.<p>The Better Business Bureau and security experts say scammers are charging stolen credit card numbers for a small amount of money, and many recent victims were billed $9.84. The scammers believe few cardholders will review …

Apple’s Security Breach Should Scare You More Than Target’s Did

Apple’s security protocol breach is nearly as bad as handing your credit card straight to a hacker rather than making them steal the information through the magnetic stripe readers.<p>The flaw in Apple’s iOs and OS X platforms essentially allows a hacker to get in between the initial verification …

ID Theft at IRS: Could Your Firm Be Next?

There's a security risk for virtually every business using technology. Not even the IRS is immune. On March 18, the nation's tax-collection agency …

Identity Theft

Thousands of credit cards used at California DMV may be compromised, says report

Thousands of credit card numbers have once again fallen into the wrong hands. The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) appears to be the latest target of a credit card breach, according to a report out today from security blogger Brian Krebs. MasterCard has confirmed that it has warned a …

Stolen Twitter passwords 'worth more than credit card details'

Stolen Twitter passwords are now worth more to cyber criminals than credit card details, a study has found<p>Stolen Twitter accounts can now be worth more to hackers than credit card details, according to a piece of research which shows that the law of supply and demand affects the cyber crime …

Identity theft: Recent trends

Today is the kick-off of National Consumer Protection Week 2014, a week for consumers to recognize and report scams, identity theft and unfair …

Trends

FTC: Identity theft is the plague of the country

The Federal Trade Commission today issued its annual look at what consumers in the United States are complaining about the most.<p>And for the 14th consecutive year the winner, or loser really, for 2013 was identity theft, receiving over 290,000 or 14% of the agency’s 2 million overall complaints. …

Identity theft of taxpayer information is major problem for IRS

<i>First of two articles on problems plaguing the Internal Revenue Service.</i><p>WASHINGTON — Rashia Wilson bought a $92,000 Audi, proclaimed herself a …

Target breach spurs ID theft insurance interest

Newsmaking breaches are making it a perfect time for brokers to position themselves as identity-theft experts.<p>If the Target security breach proves …

6 Habits Of Great Connectors

All these years later, connecting with new people remains a vital skill for any entrepreneur hoping to grow her network. But that doesn't mean it's easy, especially for introverts.<p>Not long ago entrepreneur Scott Dinsmore formed a list of the habits he's observed in skillful connectors. In the …

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