Over 8,000 worms that infected computer systems of National Health Service (NHS) in U.K during the past financial year (April 2008-March 2009) resulted in problems that related to patient data, hospital documents suggest. Consequently, it is feared that patients’ private information might have been in danger of identity theft, as the worms damaging the PCs are also hackers’ instruments to capture personal information.
The American Bar Association urges attorneys to contact legislators to promote its ongoing efforts to persuade the Federal Trade Commission to exempt lawyers from the new “Red Flags Rule.” The FTC has said that it will begin enforcing the rule, which is designed to protect against identity theft, on Aug. 1.
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ABA seeks help to delay ‘Red Flags Rule’ implementation on Aug. 1
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School District’s Teachers Targeted In Identity Theft Scam
Yesterday, the Sacramento Bee published a very interesting editorial calling for merchants to take responsibility for the growing cost and burden of identity theft. Unless businesses begin to act proactively to protect consumers, expect to see more and more pressure…
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Pressure Growing on Retailers to Stop Identity Theft