Posts Tagged ‘crime’

California computer glitch releases violent criminals

RT.com Gang members, sex and drug convicts, and more were accidentally released from California state prisons after computer software designed to reduce prison numbers encountered a glitch. Around 450 dangerous inmates were let go unsupervised onto the streets of California, the state’s inspector general confirmed. A glitch in software lead to prison officials accidentally releasing […]

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Incidence Of Cybertheft Surpasses Incidence Of Physical Theft

Image by mie_journal via Flickr Fraud-related losses rose 20 percent to $1.7 billion in the past year, Kroll study says Incidence of theft of information and electronic data at global companies has overtaken physical theft for the first time, according to a study released yesterday. According to the latest edition of the Kroll Annual Global […]

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Identity theft: How to protect your kids

Image by TheTruthAbout… via Flickr Stopping Identity Theft: 10 Easy Steps to Security Identity theft that targets children is rising. Here are five steps to protect your family By Alissa Figueroa Identity theft has grown into a multibillion-dollar problem. And it’s not only adults who are targeted. At least 7 percent of the reported cases […]

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Pop-Up Security Warnings Pose Threats

Image by Travelin’ Librarian via Flickr Malware: Fighting Malicious Code By FBI NPO The FBI warned consumers today about an ongoing threat involving pop-up security messages that appear while they are on the Internet. The messages may contain a virus that could harm your computer, cause costly repairs or, even worse, lead to identity theft. […]

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Hackers steal credit-card numbers from restaurant customers

Here we have another unnecessary credit card data breach in a small organization which resulted in a loss of customers data demonstrating poor baseline security of small organization in this case a restaurant. Small organizations are not ready for PCI Compliance. Checkout why PCI Compliance is essential and why small merchants have to comply. Review […]

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Laptop Heist Exposes Doctors’ Personal Data

Another stolen laptop puts thousands of people’s personal data at risk but this time it’s the caregivers — not the patients — who are at risk. November 6, 2009 By Larry Barrett: More than 10,000 physicians’ and dentists’ personal data was exposed last week in New Hampshire after an employee at Anthem Blue Cross and […]

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