Twenty years ago, as I was working with the FBI and the Secret Service in prosecuting large identity theft rings – often associated with data breaches (although the term “data breach” had not yet entered our daily vernacular) – we created protocols to help consumers prevent identity theft and assist victims recovering from it.Read more »
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Identity Theft: The Crime of the New Millennium - Tips for Prevention and Recovery Posted on: January 17, 2019 In: Data Privacy & Cybersecurity
W-2 Image Exploits: With the Tax Season Come the Thieves Posted on: January 10, 2019 In: Data Privacy & Cybersecurity
If you process or store Form W-2 Wage and Tax Statements, you are a target. The Form W-2 contains everything a malicious actor needs to file a false tax return with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and steal a refund. Because a W-2 contains a consumer Social Security number (SSN), it is highly valued on the dark web, and therefore highly sought after by thieves.Read more »
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