Category Archives: Business Identity Theft

Is an Insider Stealing Your Employees’ Private Identifying Information?

Tax Identity Theft is more profitable than drugs, with less risk. Forbes: Refund Tax Fraud, iPhone, Feed Identity Theft By Employees Former federal prosecutor Latour Lafferty, says “The old identity theft was `may we send you a fake email and … Continue reading

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Are Employers who ask for Facebook Login Information playing with Fire?

Data Information Security Rule # 1: Never Collect and Store Private Information you do not need. A Business/Organization/Institution is responsible for the Private Information they collect. Only collect sensitive personal identifying information that has a legitimate business need. Then only … Continue reading

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The Global Gangs that Can Break Banking Institutions

4 Crime Rings to Watch The Brothers’ Circle, a group based primarily in Russia with connections to the Middle East, Africa and Latin America that focuses on card fraud; The Camorra, based in Italy and focused on counterfeiting and narcotics … Continue reading

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FTC Warns that Mobile Apps May Violate Fair Credit Reporting Act

Agency Sends Letter to Marketers of Six Apps for Background Screening The Federal Trade Commission warned marketers of six mobile applications that provide background screening apps that they may be violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act. The FTC warned the … Continue reading

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Banking Malware Finds New Weakness

Ice IX Steals Phone Numbers to Compromise Accounts A new Zeus variant has the attention of security experts – not because of its sophistication, but because of its automation. Named Ice IX, this new malware targets online banking users’ login … Continue reading

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Senators Unveil Major Cybersecurity Bill

The long-awaited, wide-ranging cybersecurity legislation that would update the laws that govern how the federal government secures its information systems as well as help safeguard the vital private networks in which American society depends on was introduced in the Senate … Continue reading

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Is Your Business Compliant with FACTA Disposal Rule?

FACTA – Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act A small business can be liable to a federal fine of $2,500 per employee or even a class-action lawsuit under FACTA laws. Congress passed FACTA legislation in 2003 to protect consumers against … Continue reading

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