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ITRC Report: Data Breaches Compromise 57M Social Security Numbers in Government Sector Since 2005

A new report from the Identity Theft Resource Center says there were 6,013 reported cases of data breaches since 2005 across the government, financial services, healthcare and education sectors. The nonprofit organization collaborated with Arizona-based information security firm IDT911 on the study and found that nearly 6.2 million personal data have …

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GSA, DoD, NASA Propose Rule to Tackle Federal Contractor Confidentiality Requirements

The General Services Administration, NASA and the Defense Department have proposed a regulation to block vendors that use internal agreements to prevent their employees or subcontractors from reporting wasteful spending, fraud and abuse to federal customers. The three agencies said Friday in a Federal Register notice their proposed rule would …

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SEC IG Asking Justice Dept. to Review Agency’s Madoff Probe

The Securities and Exchange Commission’s top auditor plans to ask the Justice Department to review whether an SEC lawyer broke conflict-of-interest rules during the agency’s investigation of convicted Ponzi schemer Bernard Madoff. According to Bloomberg, H. David Kotz, SEC inspector general, is completing a report on former counsel David Becker’s …

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FTC Stops International Credit-Card Scheme

A federal court has put a stop to a sophisticated international scheme that used identity theft to place more than $10 million in bogus charges on consumers’ credit and debit cards, according to the Federal Trade Commission. More than a million consumers were hit with one-time charges of $10 or …

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OMB Director Peter Orszag on Fraud-Fighting Initiatives

The Office of Management and Budget last week introduced two initiatives that will help reduce fraud and improper payments made to entities and individuals, cut government waste and create a more transparent government responsive to the American public, according to OMB Director Peter R. Orszag. Last week, President Barack Obama …

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Government, Big Corps Team Up to Squash Cyber Crime

In an effort to better fight online fraud, the private sector and the government have released a new online-fraud alert service designed to facilitate information sharing concerning compromised accounts. Microsoft, eBay and PayPal have teamed up with the National Cyber-Forensics and Training Alliance to launch a program that will help …

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