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Tag Archives: Identity

#deepweb | In new world of data breaches and dark web deals, identity theft goes mainstream: JPSO | Crime/Police

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Identity theft used to be a more complicated, hands-on racket that included mail theft, dumpster diving, scam telephone calls and emailed offers. But hackers, aided by improvements in computer technology and internet accessibility, have introduced an illicit efficiency to the crime, stealing the personal information of […]

#cybersecurity | #infosec | How Facebook helps an abusive ex-partner find out your new identity, even after they’ve been blocked

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Imagine the scenario. You’re a woman in an abusive relationship with a man. Things have turned violent. You leave the man, block his account on Facebook, and maybe even change your name legally as you want to start afresh. You update your Facebook profile to reflect […]

Cybersecurity #begins and #ends with the #trusted #identity

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans There are nearly two billion usernames and passwords available for sale in the black market, according to a recent joint study carried out by Google Inc. and the University of California. A significant percentage of those login credentials can be used to directly access Google accounts, driving security researchers’ new focus […]

A Student’s #Guide on How to Help #Protect Against #Identity Theft

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Your college career is supposed to be about finding yourself and forging your identity—not having it stolen. But, in the United States, over 15 million consumers experienced identity fraud in 2016. There’s a new victim of identity fraud every two seconds, according to the 2017 Fraud […]

Michigan among #states most #vulnerable to #identity theft, fraud

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Michigan ranks among the worst states for identity theft and fraud, a new analysis by a personal finance website shows. The report by WalletHub put Michigan at No. 6, behind California, Rhode Island, Washington D.C., Florida and Georgia, and just ahead of Nevada, Texas, New York and Connecticut. The Michigan attorney […]

Colorado Springs police estimate more than 100 victims of alleged identity thief

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Police estimate that more than 100 people fell victim to a 32-year-old man’s alleged pattern of identity theft in Colorado Springs. Armando Gallegos allegedly manufactured checks using others’ account information and then used the checks at local businesses. He was arrested Aug. 23 in one of […]

Russian cyber hacker pleads guilty in identity theft case

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans A Russian cybercriminal identified as a leader of a $50 million identity theft and credit card fraud ring has pleaded guilty in Atlanta to helping to steal millions of debit card numbers and swiftly loot accounts in cities around the world, federal authorities said. Roman Valeryevich […]

Apple’s New iPhone X Could Help Identity Thieves Steal Your Face

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Apple has announced that it plans to replace previous iPhone login credentials with facial recognition technology to log into the iPhone and to access Apple Pay. This should prompt some privacy and security concerns, but probably not the ones you’re thinking. It’s not the TSA or […]

Stolen medical records uncovered in identity theft scheme

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans MARIETTA, Okla. (KXII)– Authorities confirmed Thursday that medical records were stolen in addition to mail, in two identity theft arrests made last month. “We’ve been violated as a hospital, the community’s been violated, and we suffered the theft of some records that was inappropriate, and will […]