ID Theft

Top 5 Ways Credit Card Numbers Are Stolen

October 4, 2014
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Credit card theft has become a big problem in America. Researchers estimate that 10% of Americans have been victims of credit card fraud. The switch to chip and PIN technology should reduce these rates dramatically, but for now, the threat is still very real. Listed below, in no particular order, are the top five...

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Cyberattack Against JPMorgan Chase Affects 76 Million Households

October 3, 2014
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A cyberattack this summer on JPMorgan Chase compromised the accounts of 76 million households and seven million small businesses, a tally that dwarfs previous estimates by the bank and puts the intrusion among the largest ever. The details of the breach–disclosed in a securities filing on Thursday–emerge at a time when consumer confidence in...

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Yelp, TinyCo Settle FTC Charges Their Apps Improperly Collected Children’s Personal Information Review Site and Mobile App Developer to Pay Penalties

September 17, 2014
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Online review site Yelp, Inc., and mobile app developer TinyCo, Inc., agreed to settle separate Federal Trade Commission charges that they improperly collected children’s information in violation of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, or COPPA, Rule. Under the terms of the settlements, Yelp will pay a $450,000 civil penalty, while TinyCo will pay...

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Home Depot’s Credit Cards May Have Been Hacked

September 6, 2014
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A massive batch of credit and debit card information that went on sale on a criminal Internet site this week may be from Home Depot stores and could be linked to hackers responsible for breaches at Target and P.F. Chang’s. The credit card information was offered for sale Tuesday on an underground site that...

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