Posted on February 10th, 2011 No comments
Annual Study Says Fraud Incidents More Expensive, ElusiveIn its annual Identity Fraud Survey, Javelin finds that losses from new account fraud far exceed those associated with other types of ID fraud.
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ID Fraud: New Accounts Most at Risk
Posted on October 22nd, 2009 No comments
While most other types of identity theft steal your money, medical ID thievery could also cost your life. Should your medical data become mingled with that of one or more strangers who have fraudulently gotten treatment as you, the potential for confusion, if not disaster, is obvious — if you’re diabetic and the fraudster isn’t, or you hav…
Posted on August 28th, 2009 No comments
A Review of the Types and Trends of Data Breaches Involving Financial InstitutionsThere have been 356 data breaches so far in 2009, according to the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC). And 46 of those breaches have involved financial institutions – up from 34 at this same time last year. In reviewing these 46 incidents (see interactive map w/details of each breach), one finds goods news and bad, according to ITRC executive director Linda Foley.
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Biggest Breaches of 2009