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Tips to prevent identity theft during tax season

PrivacyGuard would like to help educate consumers with the following tips on how to prevent identity theft during tax season. When preparing your return 1. Be aware of …

Half of U.S. tax payers are unaware about identity theft risks

While consumers take steps to protect themselves against identity theft and remain concerned about the possibility of a data breach when sharing their personal information, …

Medical identity theft: The growing cost of indifference

While consumers grasp the importance of protecting their medical and personal information, few individuals take the necessary precautions to avoid medical identity theft, …

Best practices for identity theft services

With security breaches and identity theft cases frequently in the news, consumers are worried about becoming identity theft victims. Responding to this concern, dozens of …

Cloud streamlines efficiency of identity theft

Working with cloud-based services significantly improves economies of scale – for cybercriminals too, according to Commtouch. Phishers are already benefiting from free …

US college becomes online identity theft victim

Officials of the private liberal arts Reed College from Oregon are currently trying to take down a site for a bogus University of Redwood that was put up by unknown …

Social media authenticity, privacy and security

Panda Security is providing guidance on ways to safely and securely integrate social media strategies into an SMB. Panda Security discovered that 78 percent use social …

Belarus man looking at 38 years in jail for identity theft

Dmitry Naskovetz, a 26-year-old Belarusian national, has plead guilty to three charges of fraud and identity theft and could end up in jail for a total of 38 years. He …

US legislators targeted by identity thieves and account hijackers

Facebook accounts of four Missouri state representatives and one staffer have been compromised and sporting mortifying messages. The interviewed affected politicians – …

The notable decline of identity fraud

In 2010 the number of identity fraud victims decreased by 28 percent to 8.1 million adults in the United States, three million fewer victims than the prior year, according to …

110,000 credit card records stolen in NY tour company web server breach

The web server of CitySights NY – a company that organizes tours around New York on double-decker buses – has been breached and names, addresses, e-mail addresses, …

Database breach that could endanger lives

A database breach that could result in more than just identity theft is the result of a compromise of the online database of the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department …

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