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TRUSTe WASN'T SO TRUSTWORTHY?

A.G. Schneiderman Announces $100,000 Settlement With TRUSTe Over Flawed Privacy Certification Program For Popular Children’s Websites TRUSTe's Failures Left Visitors To Popular ...
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RESPONSIBLE FOR GLOBAL BOTNET?

Russian Citizen Pleads Guilty for Involvement in Global Botnet Conspiracy A Russian citizen recently pleaded guilty for his participation in a criminal enterprise that installed and exploited ...
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PUSHING PRIVACY PROTECTIONS

SCHUMER: PRIVACY RULES PROTECTING THE MOST SENSITIVE PERSONAL INFORMATION STORED ON YOUR COMPUTER OR CELL PHONE ARE ABOUT TO BE ELIMINATED; SENATOR DEMANDS HOUSE OF REPS KILL ATTEMPT TO UNDO PRIVACY ...
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DATA BREACHES ON THE RISE

A.G. Schneiderman Announces Record Number Of Data Breach Notices For 2016 Hacking Drives Data Breaches Up By 60%, Exposing Info Of 1.6 Million New Yorkers Schneiderman: It’s On Businesses And ...
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RUSSIANS HACKED YAHOO?

U.S. Charges Russian FSB Officers and Their Criminal Conspirators for Hacking Yahoo and Millions of Email Accounts FSB Officers Protected, Directed, Facilitated and Paid Criminal Hackers A grand jury ...
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SUPPLIED PHONY IDENTITY DOCUMENTS

Two Identity Document Suppliers Sentenced for Roles in Identity Trafficking Scheme Two identity document suppliers were sentenced to prison for their role in trafficking the identities of Puerto Rican ...
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DATA BREACHES AND SMALL BUSINESSES

FTC Testifies Before House Committee About Data Security and Small Businesses Acting Chairman Ohlhausen testifies on behalf of the Commission The Federal Trade Commission recently told the House Small ...
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STOLE DEAD PEOPLE'S CASH

California Man Pleads Guilty to Stealing IDs and U.S. Treasury Checks Conspired to Cash Tax Refund and Social Security Checks Worth More Than $500,000 An El Cerrito, California man pleaded guilty ...
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SCAMS TARGETING TAX PREPARERS

Governor Cuomo Warns of New and Evolving Tax Season Scams Targeting Tax Preparers and HR Professionals At Least 37 Companies with New York Employees Victimized as Identity Thieves Compromise More Than ...
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SETTLING WITH ACER

A.G. Schneiderman Announces Settlement With Computer Manufacturer After Data Breach Exposed More Than 35,000 Credit Card Numbers Acer Service Corporation Must Pay $115,000 In Penalties And Reform Data ...
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FINTECH III

FTC to Host FinTech Forum on Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence on March 9 The Federal Trade Commission will host its third FinTech Forum on March 9, 2017, focusing on the consumer implications of ...
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UNHAPPY RETURNS FOR THIS TAX PREPARER

A.G. Schneiderman And Acting Tax Commissioner Manion Announce Felony Conviction Of Unregistered Long Island Tax Preparer Susan Murillo Submitted Fraudulent Returns In An Attempt To Steal Refunds From ...
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IT'S IDENTITY THEFT AWARENESS WEEK!

FTC Hosts Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week Jan. 30- Feb. 3 Webinars, Social Media Events focus on helping consumers reduce their risk The Federal Trade Commission will mark Tax Identity Theft Week, ...
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LOOKING @ VULNERABLE ROUTERS & CAMERAS

FTC Charges D-Link Put Consumers’ Privacy at Risk Due to the Inadequate Security of Its Computer Routers and Cameras Device-maker’s alleged failures to reasonably secure software created ...
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CONTEST TO PROTECT HOME DEVICES

FTC Announces Internet of Things Challenge to Combat Security Vulnerabilities in Home Devices Contestants will compete for a top prize of $25,000 for best technical solution The Federal Trade ...
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HOMELAND SECURITY'S LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS

DHS Announces 2017 Cyber Student Volunteer Initiative The Department of Homeland Security recently announced it will begin accepting applications for the 2017 Cyber Student Volunteer Initiative, ...
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NO HAPPY RETURNS FOR THIS LADY

Louisiana Resident Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Defraud the United States Conspired to File False Tax Returns Using Stolen Identities A Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana resident pleaded guilty to one ...
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PRIVACYCON 2017 IS NEXT WEEK

FTC Announces Agenda for PrivacyCon 2017 Public forum to cover IoT, big data and mobile privacy among other topics The Federal Trade Commission today announced the agenda for its second PrivacyCon, a ...
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GOT $20 MILLION IN TAX REFUNDS?

Maryland Man Sentenced to Prison for Scheme that Used Stolen Identifying Information to Fraudulently Seek More Than $20 Million in Tax Refunds Stole Identities of Nursing Home Patients and Others A ...
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USED ROMANCE TO LULL VICTIMS

Seven Individuals Plead Guilty to Involvement in Large-Scale International Online Fraud Conspiracy Seven individuals pleaded guilty to participating in a large-scale international online fraud ...
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IDENTITY THIEF FACES LOTS OF JAIL TIME

Maryland Man Indicted for Conspiracy to File False Claims, Wire Fraud, Aggravated Identity Theft and False Personation A federal grand jury sitting in Washington D.C. recently returned an indictment ...
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37 MONTHS FOR CASHING REFUND CHECKS

Georgia Bank Teller Sentenced to Prison for Cashing Fraudulently Obtained Income Tax Refund Checks A Columbus, Georgia resident was sentenced to 37 months in prison for her role in a stolen identity ...
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PHISHING NEW YORK ATTORNEYS

A.G. Schneiderman Issues Alert On Phishing Scam Targeting New York Attorneys Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman recently issued a consumer alert following recent reports that hackers are targeting ...
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DON'T MISS THE DMARC!

A VANCE HOSTS 7TH ANNUAL FINANCIAL CRIMES AND CYBERSECURITY SYMPOSIUM Global Cyber Alliance Releases Free Tool to Combat Phishing DA’s Office Releases Version 2.0 of its Report on Smartphone ...
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NYC'S GOT A CYBER LAB

DA VANCE AND PARTNERS CELEBRATE OPENING OF NEW MANHATTAN DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE CYBER LAB DA Vance and Partners Cut an Ethernet Cable to Celebrate Opening of Lab (From l-r: New York City ...
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