ID Theft

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8 charged in AT&T ID theft fraud case, including outsourced contractor

8 charged in AT&T ID theft fraud case

"Authorized users" were added to customers' bank accounts, allowing the alleged fraudsters to request new cards in their names to make purchases and withdraw cash. As with other recent cases, the weak link was supposedly working for AT&T in an outsourced job function.

But did she STEAL the iPhone? App takes photo of woman trying to unlock it

Stolen iPhone snaps photo of woman who tries to unlock it

A woman who tried to unlock a stolen iPhone unwittingly took her own photo. An application on the phone then automatically sent the photo to the owner, who called the police.

It's a good reminder that there are tools out there, either free or darn close to it, that can track your stolen or lost smartphone.

Mobile phone theft on the rise - here's how to protect your data for free

Mobile phone theft on the rise - here's how to protect your data for free

Research released today has revealed that the theft of mobile phones is on the rise.

This isn't just about losing an expensive phone - there's also the threat of losing your data and money.

Learn how to better protect your phone.

State of Utah outlines mistakes made allowing theft of 780K records

State of Utah outlines mistakes made allowing theft of 780K records

After losing nearly 800,000 residents personal information the State of Utah admits to not encrypting the data, leaving default passwords in place and not performing regular audits to find the mistakes.

Carberp gang arrested in Russia after victimizing Russians

Carberp gang arrested in Russia after victimizing Russians

Russian authorities have arrested eight men in Moscow in connection with running a malware network deployed to commit banking fraud against its citizens. Lesson learned? It's only OK to steal from other countries.

Encrypted? Check. Strong passphrase? Check. Mailing them together? Oops.

Jailed terrorist gets 4 more months for refusing to hand over USB stick password

Encryption only helps secure your data when the keys are a secret, a lesson learned the hard way by Ernst and Young and Regions Financial.