Data breaches rose 49 percent last year, says a study. And hackers are changing their priorities from short-term spending sprees with stolen card info to long-term mischief with your identity.
Obama said Monday that the recent hacking at Sony Pictures Entertainment and data breaches at major retailers showed the “enormous vulnerabilities” of the nation and the economy to cyberattacks.
…bill aimed at preventing identity theft through digital copy machines used in banks, doctors’ offices and other businesses is headed to the New Jersey Senate.The measure requires hard drives of digital copy machines to be wiped clean before the devices change…
Identity theft has become the top consumer complaint in the U.S., with about 10 million victims each year.
The latest buzz in Identity Theft involves children. Child Identity Theft is the fastest growing area of this crime. The age group of 0-5 is the fastest growing area within the under 19 age group. The reason is that it is relatively an unknown area of ID Theft and few parents run their children’s credit.