Tags identity theft

Ex-DHS inspector general indicted for allegedly stealing government software

by Sean Lyngaas • 3 months ago

The head-turning indictment accuses Charles Edwards of stealing DHS IG software and trying to profit from it.

WeLeakInfo, a search engine for breached personal data, shut down

by Jeff Stone • 4 months ago

For three years, the site offered more convenience for scouring personal data than brokers on the dark web.

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

by Sean Lyngaas • 9 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 • 10 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 • 11 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 • 1 year 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.

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