A Florida man will go to prison for defrauding student aid accounts, while his two fellow-conspirators have been given probation and community sentences.
The group's techniques should serve as a reminder that it's not just the information stored on our computers that we need to keep secure.
Servers at Lexis-Nexis, Dun & Bradstreet, and Kroll Background America/HireRight show up in the dashboard of a small, effective botnet run by a service that sells vital personal information on US residents, an investigation has revealed.
The University of Delaware has joined the long line of recent data breach victims, with a compromised university system yielding personal information on 72,000 past and present employees.
UD authorities have notified those affected by mail, and email where possible. Investigators have been called in to pin down the scale of the breach, identify any additional risks and ensure those affected are properly informed.
The commissioner says they're finding drugs that sometimes have either 0% or too much of the active ingredient that people need for disease treatment. On top of the drugs being illegitimate, consumers are too put at risk for online fraud and malware.
The sheriff's office in King's County, Seattle, was in the process of adding encryption software this past spring and as of March had done so on 60% of all computers.
The laptop that got stolen from a detective's truck, unfortunately, was in the 40%, and that's why 6,300 people are now looking at the potential of identity theft.
Get thee to your unused Yahoo account before July 15 if you don't relish the thought of somebody taking control of your handle and doing heaven knows what with whatever email gets sent to it.
Identity thieves can't help but brag about all the food they consume with the money they're stealing... Too bad their smarts aren't as big as their appetite.
Despite being one of the biggest economies for the retail and 'food and beverage' industries, the US lacks basic card protection that could prevent data thieves from Americans' bank accounts.
To remind taxpayers to be on the lookout for scams ranging from identity theft to return-preparer fraud, the IRS posted its Dirty Dozen list of tax scams for 2013.
Gearbox, the maker of the popular game Borderlands 2, is warning Xbox 360 users to be careful of who they play with, following a rash of reports of unexplained character deaths.
The culprit: a software flaw that appears to be spreading, "STD-like", from Borderlands 2 "modders" to other law-abiding players.
Here you go. All the stories we wrote in the past seven days, in case you missed anything (or just want to read them again).
The town of Burlington, Washington has warned residents that they could be the targets of identity theft, after hackers compromised systems used to run an online automatic utility billing system and emptied $400,000 from a city bank account.
Spam messages have been sent out by cybercriminals claiming to reward loyal Apple customers with $100 of credit to spend in-store if they just buy a $9 discount card.
It's a wonder that Apple makes any money with marketing campaigns like this! (Or rather it would be, if the email could be trusted).