Tags identity theft

U.S. charges five in scheme to swindle millions from military personnel

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 months ago

The scheme targeted thousands of people, and involved the compromise of a Department of Defense portal that military members use to access their benefits.

New York updates its breach notification law in response to Equifax, GDPR

by Jeff Stone • 3 months ago

In the SHIELD Act, New York now has one of the most consumer friendly data protection laws in the country.

Synthetic identity theft is the fastest-growing financial crime in the U.S.

by Jeff Stone • 3 months ago

Indictments unsealed in June hint at the scope of the problem.

Russian charged with stealing $1.5 million in hacks on U.S. tax preparers

by Jeff Stone • 6 months ago

The man behind the handle "Kusok" and others allegedly exploited a vulnerability in a remote access program to steal personal information and use it to file for bogus tax refunds.

U.S. jury finds two Romanians guilty of stealing credit card info, infecting 400,000 computers

by Sean Lyngaas • 6 months ago

The two men also allegedly stole millions of dollars through online auction fraud.

Passport numbers stolen from Marriott provide scammers with another ID theft tool

by Jeff Stone • 11 months ago

It's another piece of data that can be used to sell "fullz," or full stolen profiles used to commit identity theft.

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