Posts Tagged ‘Social Security number’

Citi credit card security breach discovered

“Citigroup says it has discovered a security breach in which a hacker accessed personal information from hundreds of thousands of accounts. Citigroup said the breach occurred last month and affected about 200,000 customers.” “During routine monitoring, we recently discovered unauthorized access to Citi’s account online,” said Citigroup, in a prepared statement. “A limited number — […]

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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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Anti-fraud service bamboozle consumers

Image via Wikipedia by Edward Wyatt provided by – NYTimes.com Lifelock, the company that brazenly broadcast its chief executive’s Social Security number as part of its claim that it could protect anyone against identity theft, agreed on Tuesday to pay $12 million to settle charges that it misled consumers about the effectiveness of its service. […]

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Internet security breach found at UCSF

Image via Wikipedia By Erin Allday, SF Chronicle Hackers may have had access to personal information for about 600 UCSF patients as a result of an Internet “phishing” scam, campus officials said Tuesday. The security breach occurred in September when a faculty physician in the UCSF School of Medicine provided a user name and password […]

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ChoicePoint fined for security breach

Image via Wikipedia Into The Breach; Protect Your Business by Managing People, Atlanta Business Chronicle reported on Monday, October 26, 2009 that ChoicePoint Inc. will pay federal regulators $275,000 for a data breach in 2008 that compromised the personal information of 13,750 people and put them at risk of identify theft, the Federal Trade Commission […]

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