Tag Archives: identity theft

Charles Schumer to Congress: Prioritize Notification Standards After Latest Data Breach

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Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) has called on Congress to take up the proposed cybersecurity legislation and prioritize breach notification standards following reports of an Excellus BlueCross BlueShield data breach in December 2013. The senator said in a press release Thursday that the breach discovered in August exposed the health and financial information …

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WSJ: IRS Ups Estimate to 334K Affected in Tax Data Hack

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The Internal Revenue Service has revised its earlier estimate of the number of taxpayers affected in the hacking of tax return information from 114,000 to 334,000, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday. John McKinnon and Laura Saunders write that the new estimate covers an extended period of review from November …

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Service Members Arm Themselves against ID Theft

They’ve dodged bullets and bombs in some of the most dangerous corners of the globe, but now the Defense Department says U.S. service members should be on the lookout for a different type of threat: identity theft. DoD is partnering with the Federal Trade Commission on its “Deter, Detect and …

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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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