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State Attorneys General and Target Resolve Investigation of 2013 Data Breach
huntonprivacyblog.com
On May 23, 2017, various Attorneys General of 47 states and the District of Columbia announced that they had reached an $18.5 million settlement with Target regarding the states’ investigation of the company’s 2013 data breach. This represents the largest multi-state data breach settlement achieved to date.
Using Bitcoin to Prevent Identity Theft
mit.edu
At the IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy this week, researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory are presenting a new system that uses Bitcoin’s security machinery to defend against online identity theft.
Russian Cron Malware Operators Arrested Before Banking Malware Taken Abroad
news.softpedia.com
With the help of an Android malware, Russian cyber criminals were able to steal from local bank customers and were planning to move their operation to the rest of Europe. Twenty people were arrested as law enforcement tried to kill off the "Cron" malware campaign.
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TODAY'S IDENTITY THEFT & SCAM NEWS
Identity Theft, Credit Card Fraud Suspects Arrested in Raid
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
nbclosangeles.com
Eleven people were arrested in a series of early morning raids in Los Angeles and Orange counties Tuesday as part of a years-long federal identity-theft and credit card fraud probe...The warrants were served in connection with a 27-count federal indictment unsealed Tuesday detailing a credit and debit card "skimming" operation. Skimmers — small devices that can scan and store data from the magnetic strips on the back of credit and debit cards — were allegedly installed by conspirators in area restaurants, according to the indictment. The eateries were not identified.
Married Upper Dublin Business Owners Face Jail for Identity Theft Scheme
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
montgomerynews.com
A husband and wife who operated an Upper Dublin heating and air conditioning business are headed to jail together after they fraudulently used the identities of people from Montgomery, Chester and Bucks counties to open credit accounts with a financial institution.
Medical Identity Theft on the Rise - 5 Tips to Protect Your Employees and Clients
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
scmagazine.com
In the U.S., medical identities are 20 to 50 times more valuable to criminals than financial identities. According to BankRate.com, the average cost for victims of medical identity theft is $22,000 to resolve the crime.
Woman Pleads No Contest to Charges of Felony Elder Abuse, Identity Theft
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
smdailyjournal.com
Jeanine Jantoc, 45, admitted she took more than $100,000 from her parents while she was living with them in South San Francisco between 2013 and 2016.
Data Breach: The Target Cyberattack
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
nydailynews.com
One of the biggest data breaches in history, the holiday hack on Target stores affected up to one-third of all American adults. @RepMikeRogers explains how Russian cyber thieves snuck into Target's payment system through an HVAC vendor, stealing 40 million credit cards over the course of two weeks before anyone noticed.