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LOTS OF DATA BREACHES IN 2017

A.G. Schneiderman Announces Record Number Of Data Breach Notices For 2017 Hacking Continues to Drive the Explosion of Data Breaches; 2017 Saw Exposure of Personal Records of 9.2 Million New Yorkers ...
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FIGHTING CONSUMER FRAUD & IDENTITY THEFT IN WYOMING

Fighting Consumer Fraud and Identity Theft in Wyoming APR 24, 201811:00AM–12:00PM Online TAGS: Bureau of Consumer Protection EVENT DESCRIPTION Join the Federal Trade Commission and the Wyoming ...
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28 MONTHS FOR 12,000 FRAUDULENT RETURNS

Maryland Woman Sentenced to Prison for Her Role in Stolen Identity and Tax Refund Fraud Scheme Scheme filed over 12,000 fraudulent tax returns and claimed more than $42 million in refunds A Maryland ...
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NINE IRANIAN CYBER THIEVES INDICTED

Nine Iranians Charged With Conducting Massive Cyber Theft Campaign on Behalf of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Mabna Institute Hackers Penetrated Systems Belonging to Hundreds of Universities, ...
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30 YEARS FOR STEALING IDENTITIES

Alabama Resident and Ringleader of Multi-Million Dollar Stolen Identity Tax Refund Fraud Schemes Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison Over 8,800 Identities Stolen from the U.S. Army, Alabama State Agencies ...
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DATA BREACH COST EMBLEMHEALTH $575K

A.G. Schneiderman Announces $575,000 Settlement With EmblemHealth After Data Breach Exposed Over 80,000 Social Security Numbers EmblemHealth Agrees to Implement Corrective Action Plan and Conduct ...
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PHANTOM DEBT SCHEME ENJOINED

FTC Obtains Court Order Against Final Defendant in Phantom Debt Scheme The final defendant in an operation that posed as lawyers and falsely threatened to sue people or have them arrested for failing ...
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IMPROVING MOBILE DEVICE SECURITY

FTC Recommends Steps to Improve Mobile Device Security Update Practices Greater consumer education also needed about security updates A new Federal Trade Commission report finds that the complexity of ...
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96 MONTHS FOR PHONY INCOME TAX RETURNS

Owner of Kansas Tax Preparation Firm Sentenced to Prison for Eight Years for Filing Fraudulent Tax Returns Caused Tax Loss of More than $550,000 A former resident of Overland Park, Kansas, was ...
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ANNUAL PRIVACY AND DATA SECURITY UPDATE

FTC Releases Annual Privacy and Data Security Update The Federal Trade Commission today released its annual report summarizing its privacy and data security work in 2017. The Commission is the ...
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CONNECTED CAR CHALLENGES

Staff Perspective Recaps Workshop Examining Privacy, Security Issues Related to Connected Cars A new paper by the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Consumer Protection details the key ...
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63 MONTHS FOR USiNG STOLEN IDs

Illinois Man Sentenced to Prison for Using Stolen IDs of U.S. Air Force Members to File Fraudulent Tax Returns A Harvey, Illinois, man was sentenced to 63 months in prison for his role in a stolen ...
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VTECH VIOLATED CHILDREN'S PRIVACY LAW

Electronic Toy Maker VTech Settles FTC Allegations That it Violated Children’s Privacy Law and the FTC Act Settlement marks the agency’s first children’s privacy and security case ...
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FEAR OF IDENTITY THEFT INCREASES

Cybercrime Tops Americans' Crime Worries Crime Worries by RJ Reinhart Story Highlights • 67% of Americans worry about hackers stealing their personal information • 66% worry about ...
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INFO ON FRAUD ALERTS, CREDIT FREEZES AND LOCKS

FTC Offers Information on Fraud Alerts, Credit Freezes and Locks After the Equifax data breach, some people are considering placing a fraud alert, freeze, or lock on their credit file to help prevent ...
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48 MONTHS FOR USING PHONY IDs

Florida Resident Sentenced to Prison for Stolen Identity Refund Fraud A Lauderhill, Florida, resident was sentenced to 48 months in prison for his role in a stolen identity refund fraud scheme, ...
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TAX REFUND FRAUDSTER CHARGED

Louisiana Resident Indicted in Stolen ID Refund Fraud Scheme A former resident of Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana, was charged with conspiring to defraud the United States and aiding and assisting in the ...
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WORKSHOP ON INFORMATIONAL INJURY

FTC Releases Agenda for Workshop on Informational Injury The Federal Trade Commission released the final agenda for its December 12, 2017 workshop examining questions about the injuries consumers ...
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14 YEARS FOR CYBER CRIMES & BANK FRAUD

Russian Cyber-Criminal Sentenced to 14 Years in Prison for Role in Organized Cybercrime Ring Responsible for $50 Million in Online Identity Theft and $9 Million Bank Fraud Conspiracy A Russian ...
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FTC'S EDUCATIONAL TECH WORKSHOP AGENDA

FTC Announces Final Agenda for Ed Tech Workshop The Federal Trade Commission announced the final agenda for the Ed Tech Workshop on December 1, co-hosted with the Department of Education and focused ...
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FCC'S FAKE COMMENTS

A.G. Schneiderman Releases Open Letter To FCC: Net Neutrality Public Comment Process Corrupted By "Massive Scheme" Schneiderman: Tens Of Thousands Of New Yorkers May Have Had Their ...
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SWITCH ON FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCHES

FTC Approves Final Order Preserving Competition in Worldwide Market for Fibre Channel Switches Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order designed to ...
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UBER LIED ABOUT PROTECTING CUSTOMERS' DATA?

Uber Settles FTC Allegations that It Made Deceptive Privacy and Data Security Claims Company failed to monitor access to, and provide reasonable security for, consumer data Uber Technologies, Inc. has ...
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NATIONWIDE'S NATIONAL NONSENSE

A.G. Schneiderman Announces $5.5 Million Multi-State Settlement With Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company Over 2012 Data Breach Breach Involving 32 States Exposed Personal Information Of 1.27 Million ...
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IRANIAN NATIONALS WREAKED COMPUTER HAVOC

Two Iranian Nationals Charged in Credit Card Fraud and Computer Hacking Conspiracy A superseding indictment was unsealed charging Arash Amiri Abedian, 31, and Danial Jeloudar, 27, with aggravated ...
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