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TARGET TAKES A $18.5 MILLION HIT

A.G. Schneiderman Announces $18.5 Million Multi-State Settlement With Target Corporation Over 2013 Data Breach Agreement With 47 States And D.C. Represents Largest Multistate Data Breach Settlement To ...
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STOLE PRISONERS' IDENTITIES

California Man Sentenced to Prison for Stealing Prisoner Identities and Filing Fraudulent Tax Returns Caused Loss of More than $600,000 A San Francisco man was sentenced to serve 84 months in prison ...
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NIGERIAN CYBER FRAUDSTERS SENTENCED

Three Nigerians Sentenced in International Cyber Financial Fraud Scheme Three Nigerian nationals, who were extradited from South Africa to the Southern District of Mississippi in July 2015, were ...
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LOOKING @ INTERNET CONNECTED TOYS

Kids, parents alike worried about privacy with internet-connected toys Michelle Ma Hello Barbie, CogniToys Dino and other toys connected to the internet can joke around with children and respond in ...
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OPERATION TECH TRAP?

FTC and Federal, State and International Partners Announce Major Crackdown on Tech Support Scams Fraudsters tricked consumers into thinking their computers were infected, then charged them hundreds of ...
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PROTECTING BROADBAND CUSTOMERS

Acting Chairman Ohlhausen Welcomes FCC Action as Important Step to Restore FTC Consumer Protections Acting Federal Trade Commission Chairman Maureen K. Ohlhausen issued the following statement on ...
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CALL CENTER SCAMMER PLEADS GUILTY

Third Indian National Pleads Guilty for Role in Multimillion Dollar India-Based Call Center Scam Targeting U.S. Victims An Indian national pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit money ...
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TRAFFICKED IN FAKE IDs

Document Broker Pleads Guilty to Role in Trafficking Identities of Puerto Rican U.S. Citizens A document broker pleaded guilty in connection with his role in trafficking the identities of Puerto Rican ...
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AMAZON REFUNDING $70 MILLION

FTC, Amazon to Withdraw Appeals, Paving Way for Consumer Refunds Related to Children’s Unauthorized In-App Charges More than $70 million in in-app charges may be eligible for refunds The Federal ...
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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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