As a species, we first successfully went to space on April 12, 1961, and landed on the moon on July 20, 1969. The International Space Station was built in 1998. We have been going to space for over half a century, and we are just now seeing what could be the first space crime. Anne McClain, a NASA astronaut, has been accused of identity theft by her ex-wife, Summer Worden. The alleged crime happened from a NASA computer on the ISS.Continue reading Identity Theft form Space?
Data is valuable, but a data breach can make it even more valuable to the wrong people. The nation of Ecuador experienced a massive data breach of epic proportions. While much of the information belonged to citizens that are deceased, the remainder was for nearly 7 million minors. What can you do to prevent this, and the expense that comes with it?Continue reading How Your Company Can Prevent Costly Data Breaches?
If you think that Experian is keeping your personal data safe, then think again. The credit reporting agency experienced a data breach in 2017 that affected over 147 million people. When a large corporation like Experian allows its servers to be hacked or otherwise compromised, it puts their customers at risk for fraud and identity theft. That’s why the Federal Trade Commission is requiring the company to pay a settlement to those whose data was breached.Continue reading Equifax Breached And You May Be A Victim
In the first 6 months of 2019, the number of data breaches rose precipitously in comparison with the same periods within recent years, according to a report from Risk Based Security. It found that data breach numbers increased by more than 50% and that the amount of exposed data increased by roughly the same number.Continue reading Data Breaches Rise Sharply
Many companies desire to keep their confidential information secure. Keeping unnecessary confidential documents too long in a secure area can become overwhelming. Once a company identifies these documents, it is important to make certain they are properly destroyed. Mobile Paper Shredding is a way for a company to have their shredding needs met without leaving the security of their location.Read more
Identity theft is becoming a multi-trillion dollar business, and one of the ways criminals get personally identifiable information is by digging through the trash and using account numbers to create false identities. Your account numbers are often located on numerous documents you throw away each month, and even if you rip them into tiny pieces, it’s quite easy for criminals to piece information back together in order to get what they want.Continue reading How to Dispose of Important Documents Without a Shredder
Mismanaging important personal or financial documents can lead to no end of problems. Ensuring that all tax information, pay stubs and statements that may contain financial or account information are kept on hand for as long as they are needed, and that they have been properly and securely disposed of as soon as they are not, are matters that should never be left to chance. Proper organization and professional shredding and document destruction services can both play an important role in keeping important data and documents safe and secure.Continue reading How to Better Manage, Store and Securely Destroy Important Documents
Robocalls rank among the most persistent and aggravating of scamming tactics. These incessant phone calls have gone unchecked for so long that the Federal Trade Commission received a whopping 500,000 complaints just last month. Unfortunately, this figure has become the average monthly complaint rate. Try as we might, our efforts to ignore robocalls have proven futile. These dubious scammers remain resolute on their quest to infiltrate mobile devices and extract personal information. If you’ve been a victim of robocalls a time or two, here are some tips of how to rid these spoof phone numbers from your missed call log.Continue reading How to Stop Robocalls
Identity theft is not a problem that just affects the private sector. The IRS has been struggling with it for many years as well. But a recent report indicates that they are having significant success fighting it.Continue reading How the IRS Is Fighting Identity Theft
Not so very long ago, many considered the dark web an urban legend and identity theft something that only happened to wealthy and careless people. As more and more companies have emerged to protect the identities of everyday people from the villains pilfering and plundering the dark web, the vast majority of the general public has come to accept the reality that the dark web is real and identity theft can happen to anyone.