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New Healthcare Scams & Medical ID Theft warns RI Attorney General Kilmartin

The Attorney General of Rhode Island, Peter F. Kilmartin, has warned people of a new Medicare fraud and medical ID theft scheme sweeping his state and our nation.  The scheme involves anonymous phone calls from people claiming to be with the federal government who want to “verify information” under the newly passed ACA (Affordable Care […]

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Heartland Breach Settlement with Mastercard

Courtesy of Digital Transactions, Heartland Payment Systems entered into a $41MM settlement agreement regarding their highly publicized data breach incident with Mastercard, Inc. Continuing its massive clean-up in the wake of the payment card industry’s biggest data breach, merchant acquirer Heartland Payment Systems Inc. late on Wednesday announced a $41.4 million settlement with MasterCard Inc. […]

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“It’s a lot less bad than it looks”

Blippy, the social media site that is a “fun and easy way to see and discuss what everyone is buying”, is a Silicon Valley startup funded by a who’s who of venture capital funds. It also recently had a privacy data breach where Blippy members credit card information was accidentally exposed to search engines. The formal […]

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LifeLock Settles with FTC for $12MM

Federal agencies and regulators announced this week that LifeLock will pay $12 million to settle a complaint that it used false and misleading claims in its advertising. $11 million of the settlement will be paid to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and $1 million to 35 state attorneys general, all of whom worked together on […]

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Equifax has their own data breach

In an interesting twist of fate, Equifax, one of the three major national credit bureaus, acknowledged this week that they experienced a data breach last month when they: “sent out IRS W-2 statements to most if their current employees and some former employees, they discovered that some of the employees’ control ID numbers were partially […]

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New healthcare data breach offering

ID Experts today announced a new and unique solution for data breaches that involve protected health information (PHI) and associated risks of medical identity theft. With the passage of the HITECH Act last year and the clarifying Rules published by Health and Human Services (HHS), healthcare organizations now face greater scrutiny and higher risks when […]

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Data breaches lead to 4X higher incidence of identity fraud

In a recently released report, Javelin Research has highlighted a key finding that is important to those of us who have received a data breach notification letter from an organization that we have entrusted with our personal information — whether a bank, healthcare provider, insurer or merchant. This finding is that individuals who receive a […]

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International Carding Forums: Large-Scale Data Breaches for Sale

The Federal Bureau of Investigation recently released a report detailing a new trend in global organized cyber crime: Carding Forums. In these online forums where data is posted for sale much like one would post a sofa for sale on craigslist; the detailed financial and personal information of individuals who have fallen victim to large-scale […]

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