Data Breach News for the First Quarter of 2014...

Identity Theft Resource Center

Apr 08 2014 by
With the first quarter of 2014 drawing to a close, now is a good time to review data breach news from the past four months and consider what that information may indicate about the state of cyber security in American businesses. As of March 21, 2014, 191 data breaches had been reported, according to the Identity Theft Resource Center, which tracks such statistics. Those breaches exposed more than 4.2 million records, the...

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Medical Data Breaches: A Source of Chronic Pain...

Identity Theft Resource Center

May 01 2013 by
With over 870,000 medical records exposed in data breaches in just the first quarter of 2013, medical data breaches have become a source of chronic pain for healthcare organizations   Adding to this complexity is the HIPAA Omnibus Final Rule.  For additional resources to help you accelerate your healthcare data breach resolution, click the image...

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Year of the breach: 2011 in review...

Identity Theft Resource Center

Dec 20 2011 by
Our guest blogger this week is Karen Barney of the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC). The number of breaches reported so far in 2011 is down from 2010, yet 2011 is still considered by many to be yet another “Year of the Breach”.    Several high profile events throughout the year have kept the spotlight on the issue of data exposures, especially those where millions of consumers information was obtained by...

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What consumers should know about data breach notification...

Identity Theft Resource Center

Nov 02 2011 by
Our guest blogger this week is Karen Barney of the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC). It can be unnerving to be told that your information has been compromised in a data breach.  The uncertainty of not knowing all the details and the anxiety over what information has been exposed is deeply troubling to many consumers.  A breach notice makes us aware of a new risk to our lives that we can’t measure...

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Ensuring the security of personal identifiable information...

Identity Theft Resource Center

Sep 27 2011 by
Everywhere you turn these days there’s word of a new data breach.  Your old college – archives hacked.  Your dentist’s office – files stolen.  The local retailer – credit cards skimmed.  Government offices – accidental posting of information online. In the course of our lifetime, our “personal identifying information (PII)” is shared with hundreds of companies, governmental agencies, educational...

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Child identity theft: A new frontier for fraudsters...

Identity Theft Resource Center

Aug 09 2011 by
You might think you’re pretty savvy when it comes to understanding identity theft.  But what about when identity theft threatens your children? A recent Federal Trade Commission discussion, "Stolen Futures: A Forum on Child Identity Theft,” presented a valuable opportunity to galvanize industry experts and public leaders around this increasing privacy threat.  Pop quiz: did you know…. Children are 51 times...

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10 ways that breaches burn business...

Identity Theft Resource Center

Feb 15 2011 by
With a little bad luck, security breaches can become the match that sets your revenues aflame.  Breaches are big business for fraud “arsonists” who smoke out ways to profit from your pain.  How big?  Here’s what the Identity Theft Resource Center has uncovered about security breaches and the workplace: 1.     According to one study, identity theft cost U.S. businesses and consumers $56.6 billion in a given...

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Ensuring compliance with new healthcare legislation...

Identity Theft Resource Center

Nov 23 2010 by
Legislation has been introduced in Congress to crack down on Medicare and Medicaid fraud. This legislation comes at a time when incidents of medical fraud are on the rise and the Obama Administration is poised to role out sweeping healthcare reform.  Medical fraud is estimated to cost the U.S. health care system $100 billion a year. The new rules will give federal health officials key powers to detect fraud early and...

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Child ID theft has serious business implications...

Identity Theft Resource Center

Sep 16 2010 by
Identity thieves are becoming more skilled as they focus on stealing dormant social security numbers that belong to children. According to the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) credit issuers do not have the ability to verify a SSN as belonging to an adult or minor which makes detecting fraud against minors more difficult. Experts point out that frequently the parents and children are not aware of the fraud and potential...

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