Anthem Insurance Offers Free Credit Monitoring After Hacker Breach
Feb25

Anthem Insurance Offers Free Credit Monitoring After Hacker Breach

There’s more news about the massive hacker breach of Anthem Insurance – the second largest insurance company in the U.S. – and now victim of the largest breach in history with up to 80,000,000 people affected. Hackers were able to steal a single password that unlocked the complete Anthem database of customers (and as it turns out now – even non-customers). What a mess… This breach is the worst on record....

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Internet Privacy is a Myth. Duh.
Mar05

Internet Privacy is a Myth. Duh.

I get tired of figuring out how to keep my information out of the hands of corporations, hackers and miscellaneous data gatherers. I carry a smartphone. Every time I install something or actually use an app I’m asked to decide if I’m willing to provide personal information, my location, my list of contacts, or some other piece of information I’d rather not share. Here’s my favorite example from my Android phone...

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The FBI Says You’ve Won the Lottery
Dec03

The FBI Says You’ve Won the Lottery

A Fight Identity Theft visitor forwarded this email to us today and it was so creative I just had to post it here. The email supposedly comes from Robert Mueller – the current head of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigations. Not only was it sent by the FBI, the scammers try to get you to believe it’s been vetted by the Anti-Terrorist and International Fraud Division. Unbelievable. Why Do They Send These Emails? What...

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Senior Citizens Fight Medicare Fraud
Nov03

Senior Citizens Fight Medicare Fraud

Medicare receives 4.4 million claims a day and approximately 1 out of 10 of those are fraudulent. All of the fraudulent claims add up to a large sum of wasted time and money and the government is trying to put a stop to it. The Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Inspector General have been working together to reduce fraudulent activity. In 2008, the DOJ and HHS and the Centers for...

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Data Breach Danger: Study Shows It’s Real
Oct28

Data Breach Danger: Study Shows It’s Real

So you received a data breach notification in the mail… no big deal, right? Not according to Javelin Strategy & Research’s latest report. In fact, Javelin’s latest research reveals you are four times more likely to suffer identity fraud if you’ve received a data breach notification within the past year. The average fraud victim will spend 30 hours and $496 out-of-pocket costs to restore their affairs, merchants and financial...

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Technology Reveals Your “Anonymous” Data
Sep15
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