Tag Archives | Identity Theft

What Scams Are We Expecting to See in 2017?

Every new year holds new and different scams than the year before it. In 2017, MyIDCare has predicted a handful of scams that will come about in 2017; some new, some old. Read on and learn how to protect yourself in the coming year. Every new year brings with it new hope, new plans … […]

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The Long Tail of a Healthcare Data Breach Costs – Utah Extends Protection

Utah Health Department Data Breach victims are getting another year of identity theft protect after last years huge breach.  This comes on the heels of news coming from South Carolina that the state will offer tax subsidies for residents to buy credit monitor after a big security breach hit the state.  Unfortunately these two states […]

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University-College Data Breach Strikes Again

Tallahassee Community College was the latest victim of a university-college data breach.  What’s interesting about this case is the college was notified by federal authorities, not through their own security processes.  From what was reported it sounds like after uncovering a tax fraud ring, they back tracked the stolen information to the college. CC Police […]

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dBCS Sugar Bowl: Western Connecticut State vs. University of North Florida

In 2012 we learned that university data breaches are a real and growing threat. In honor of this week’s bowl games we decided to unscientifically match two large university data breaches in a comparative discussion. With 2013 being the year of prevention, we hope that both teams walk away with good ideas on how to […]

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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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Financial Management of Cyber Risk

This past week, the Internet Security Alliance (ISA) and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) released a groundbreaking document that is aimed at assisting the Chief Financial Officer of major corporations and organizations in managing the financial risks inherent in protecting an organization from cybercrime. Titled “The Financial Management of Cyber Risk: An Implementation Framework […]

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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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North Pole Data Breach

Just in,  data breach incident occurs at the North Pole. Santa has notified over 4MM good boys and girls and is providing one year of free credit monitoring and sleigh rides. While Linda Foley, chair of the Identity Theft Resource Center, was not familiar with this specific incident, she was quoted as having said that […]

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