Americans Worry More About Hacking Than Tracking

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Americans Worry More About Hacking Than Tracking

Americans Worry More About Hacking Than Tracking

When it comes to safety on the Internet, many people may be worried about who is looking at their data. From data brokers to the federal government, there are a number of organizations that have access to consumer information. Although breaking privacy laws is a major concern for users of the Web, keeping their personal and financial information... Read More

The Next Wave of Identity Theft?

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The Next Wave of Identity Theft?

The Next Wave of Identity Theft?

Consumers who have been lulled in to a false sense of security over credit card fraud could be in for a rude awaking. That was the message delivered at Visa’s Global Security Summit held in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday. Disclosure last week of a serious data theft involving some of the nation’s largest data brokers... Read More

Banks, Military Respond to Wave of Cyber Attacks

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Banks, Military Respond to Wave of Cyber Attacks

Banks, Military Respond to Wave of Cyber Attacks

If you have a checking account or a credit card with a major bank, chances are good that you’ve experienced some trouble accessing your online accounts in the past month. A host of major banks, including the three largest in America, have been the victims of cyber attacks that fully or partially shut down sites... Read More

NYC Gets a New High-Tech Cybercrime Lab

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NYC Gets a New High-Tech Cybercrime Lab

NYC Gets a New High-Tech Cybercrime Lab

The Manhattan, New York, district attorney’s office recently received approval for funding of a new lab that would help it to more effectively fight cybercrime. The agency will receive $4.2 million from the New York City Council to improve its ability to effectively track down digital clues related to many of its cases, according to... Read More

8 Signs Your Identity Has Been Compromised

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8 Signs Your Identity Has Been Compromised

8 Signs Your Identity Has Been Compromised

While frequent data breaches may have desensitized some consumers to identity theft, it’s still important to pay attention to early warning signs your info is being used illegally, no matter how creative, silly or transparent a scam may seem. “For the most part, identity thieves are sophisticated, dogged and damn smart. They take advantage of... Read More

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