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31 AGs ask FTC to update Identity Theft Rules

Attorneys general from 31 states have asked the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to update its Identity Theft Rules. Noting the proliferation of identity theft and consumers’ inability to divine how information stolen from breaches is being used, the AGs said that the rules – also known as the Red Flags Rule and the Card Issuers Rule – “appropriately…
Cybercrime, Security News

Secret Service warns of USPS ‘Informed Delivery’ scam

The U.S. Secret Service is warning of cybercriminals using the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) “Informed Delivery” feature to commit various identity theft and credit card fraud schemes. The features sends a scanned image of incoming mail to the recipients email address before it arrives later that day. An internal alert obtained by KrebsOnSecurity and sent by…
FTC lodges new set of complaints against alleged cell phone spammers
Data Breach, Security News

Sprint customer data breached via Samsung website flaw

Threat actors gained unauthorized access to an undisclosed number of Sprint customer accounts via a compromised Samsung website.   “On June 22, Sprint was informed of unauthorized access to your Sprint account using your account credentials via the ‘add a line’ website,” the wireless provider said in a letter to impacted customers posted on Scribd. “The…
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Image-I-Nation supply chain breach exposes data of major credit agencies’ customers

Image-I-Nation Technologies, Inc., which provides hosting services and software to consumer reporting agencies like Equifax, Experian and TransUnion, experienced a supply chain breach that left users’ personal information exposed for as long as two weeks. Last Dec. 20, the company “discovered that there had been unauthorized access to our database containing the personal information of…
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Despite concerns over breaches, 40% of cardholders have provided Social Security numbers online

Two years after the Equifax breach, four in 10 consumers holding credit or debit cards have included their full Social Security numbers on an online form, a new report has found. In research conducted for the second year in a row to mark the anniversary of the 2017 Equifax breach that exposed the personal information…
APTs/cyberespionage, Government, Government/Defense, Security News

Veterans, military targeted for ID theft, election influence, VVA says

Foreign actors have perpetrated the “persistent, pervasive, and coordinated online targeting” of American veterans, members of the military and their families for identity theft and influencing them via social media, even trying to sway their votes in the 2020 election with fake accounts like “Vets for Trump,” according to a report by the Vietnam Veterans…
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Vermont, Dallas medical facilities suffer email account breaches

In separate incidents, two U.S. health care facilities have publicly disclosed data breaches that resulted from the unauthorized access of an employee’s email. Yesterday, the University of Vermont Health Network – Elizabethtown Community Hospital (ECH) acknowledged that an unauthorized individual remotely accessed an employee’s email account on Oct. 9. This account contained the personal information of…
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Astronaut accused of identity theft, accessing estranged wife’s bank account, from International Space Station

Houston, we have a problem. It seems an astronaut allegedly committed identify theft by accessing her estranged wife’s financial information without permission – from the International Space Station. Lt. Colonel Anne McClain, who recently made headlines when a scheduled historic all-female spacewalk was scrapped because her spacesuit didn’t fit, has been accused of identity theft…
Data Breach, Security News

Amarillo City workers PII compromised

The employees of the city of Amarillo, Texas, had their personal information compromised when an outside contractor conducting an audit lost a USB drive containing their data. The contractor was conducting a required external audit of the city’s payroll when one of its workers lost an encrypted USB drive that contained the PII which included…
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