One thing for sure, Ransomware is not going away, in fact it is getting more prevalent than ever before.While it is true that some of the original group distributing and profiting from the crime have been caught, the new wave of thieves are more sophisticated than the prior group. According to Forbes this new strain of ransomware “Locky”is infecting as many as 90,000 systems per day.
Each year, hundreds of thousands of Americans file identity theft complaints with the Federal Trade Commission and other agencies.
Related data is compiled into the Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book. This Investigator Insight from Kroll shares five key facts pulled from the data.
This is why Undo Identity Theft has been saying for years, credit monitoring alone is not enough.
Twice a month MotherG teams up with Jim Kendall, business columnist for the Daily Herald and host of our podcast. On this episode, Undo Identity Theft Expert George Vroustouris, an Identity Protection Advisor…joins the conversation.
Child Identity Theft can begin shortly after birth and continue well into their teenage years.
Social engineering became the No. 1 attack technique as attackers shifted away from automated exploits and instead engaged people to do the dirty work—infecting systems, stealing credentials, and transferring funds.
In a recent public service announcement, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) warned that “weak security capabilities” and “lack of consumer security awareness” can provide criminals with opportunities to exploit these devices.
The 2016 Identity Fraud Study by Javelin Strategy & Research, revealed that 13.1 million consumers were victims of identity fraud in the U.S. last year. The study also found that Chip Pin credit cards (EMV) have already had a significant impact on fraudsters’ behavior, which drove a 113 percent increase in incidence of new account fraud.
If you use a free online service, such as an email account or social network, then you have virtual assets that are stored online. But do you know what will happen to that data in the future—even if you no longer use the site?
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) initiated a contempt proceeding against LifeLock following an extensive investigation.
Most identity fraud originates from a sensitive, personal information breach in the workplace.
60% of small businesses that have a data breach . . . go out of business after six months.