Federal Reserve Suffers Breach

Even the Fed isn't immune to cybercrime. The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis recently notified customers that some portions of its website fell victim to hackers.

New Law Removes Social Security Numbers from Medicare ID Cards

Medicare ID cards soon will be rid of beneficiaries' Social Security numbers (SSN), thanks to a new law signed by President Obama aimed, in part, at reducing the risk the cards pose to...

Insurance Breach Impacts 1.1 Million

Increasing attacks on insurance and healthcare providers have many concerned that even more personal information, beyond credit card numbers, could be vulnerable.

Four Weird Ways that Identity Thieves Access Your Identity

Identity theft doesn't just happen from data breaches and wallet thefts. Criminals can access and steal your personal information through methods you'd never suspect.

Anti-Hacking Bill Aims to Protect Companies That Share Consumer Information

Privacy advocates have expressed concern that parts of the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) would grant the government unneeded access to consumer data.

Healthcare: The Latest Front in the War for Identity Protection

Data breaches in the healthcare industry are rising rapidly—more than doubling since 2010, according to a May 2015 Ponemon Institute study.

What Is the Internet of Things and What Does It Mean for Consumers?

Smart devices are making our lives easier but potentially putting us at greatest risk of having our personal information hacked by a cybercriminal.

Why Supercookies Are Not as Tasty as They Sound

Supercookies: How to protect against information that may be stored on your cell phone without your knowledge

Why Is It So Difficult to Improve Security?

Why are companies having such a hard time improving security features to keep your personal data safe?

Parents: It Is Your Job to Help Better Protect Your Family Against Child Identity Theft

Tips and resources about how parents can protect their kids from becoming victims of identity theft .
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After the Year of the Mega-Breach, Two New Trends in Information Security

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"I definitely feel like someone stole something from me...I felt very much violated."

Catalog and 1-800 orders quickly pile up when Pat's identity is stolen.

Local Shredding Events Help Communities Protect Against ID Theft

Over 50% id theft victims can connect their identity theft to something that was stolen from...

Common Questions

What is identity theft? How do criminals use your personal information against you? Find out here.