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FTC Shuts Down $120 Million IT Tech Support Scams

A couple of phone scams have been shut down by the federal government after consumers lost more than $120 million, Infosecurity Magazine reported.

Data Breach Costs: $34 Million for Home Depot, Unknown for Staples

As the news of cyberattacks against retailers grows, companies are still calculating the financial impact of their respective data breaches.

Identity Thieves Steal Patient Information for Tax Fraud Scheme

A couple of identity thieves were caught in a half-million-dollar tax fraud scheme that preyed on Detroit-area hospital patients, The Detroit News reported.

Lawmakers Request Financial Institutions Disclose Data Breach Details

Two top Democrats are asking 16 banks and financial services to disclose details about data breaches that have impacted consumers in the past year, Reuters reported.

Payment Card Industry Trying to Catch Up with Cybercriminals, Data Breaches

Leaders of the organization responsible for payment card security are working to improve defenses for sensitive data as data breaches have increased, IDG News Service reported.

Survey: Ohioans Lack Protection Against Identity Theft

A study found Ohio residents may not be protecting themselves from identity theft by taking basic precautions such as password protection for personal devices, according to a survey by AARP.

Identity Theft, Bank Fraud Cases Increasing

Identity theft and bank fraud cases have increasingly appeared across the country, costing banks hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars.

Survey: US Executives Concerned About Damage from Data Breaches

A survey of executives at U.S. companies found the majority prioritize data security but only one-third said their systems were absolutely protected from cyberthreats, according to a report by IT security firm NTT Com Security.

Mobile Data Security Concerns Arise as Online Holiday Shopping Surges

IBM forecasts holiday shopping using mobile devices will reach record highs this year, according to the IBM Quarterly Retail Forecast.

USPS Confirms Breach, 800,000 Records Potentially Impacted

The U.S. Postal Service confirmed reports that it experienced a major data breach of employee and customer personal information, Reuters reported.
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