Tax identity theft has become a multibillion-dollar payday for cyberthieves. Here’s a Q & A to help you understand tax identity theft and ways to protect yourself.
December was chosen to shine a light on identity theft as it’s prime time for identity thieves to do their “shopping”, too. Here are some tips to help you fight identity theft year-round.
Attention, online shoppers! Identity thieves are banking on you, and your credit, to be easy prey. Cyber Monday is prime time for identity thieves to get in on the online action.
In today’s digital age, data breaches and stolen personal data sold on the black market are the new normal. Early detection is critical to stopping identity thieves in their tracks.
Along with keeping children physically safe, it’s important to guard their sensitive information as closely as you guard yours. Why? Child identity theft is growing rapidly. Over 1 million children were victims of identity fraud in 2017 alone.
Retailers have grabbed the lion’s share of data breach headlines in the first half of 2018. Macy’s, Adidas, Saks Fifth Avenue, Lord & Taylor, Kmart, Sears and Under Armour all suffered breaches in which the personal data of their customers was hacked or exposed. Here’s a look at notable security breaches thus far.
The personal and behavioral information of about 230 million consumers and the records of 110 million businesses were discovered left unprotected on a publicly accessible server that was used by data broker Exactis to house its database.
Under Armour is notifying about 150 million users of its MyFitnessPal product, a food and nutrition application and website, that their personal information was illegally accessed in a security breach in February 2018.
Hackers claim they have 5 million credit card and debit card numbers from Saks Fifth Avenue, Saks OFF 5TH and Lord & Taylor stores in North America.
Identity fraud had a banner year in 2017, ensnaring an all-time high of 16.7 million U.S. victims and financial losses topping $16.8 billion. Also highlighted: the ways in which this new breed of identity thief operates.