Posts Tagged ‘identity theft’

Employee Suing Starbucks For Poor Security & Laptop Theft

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

Here’s an interesting progression in how to address the growing data breaches that occur largely from ignored, overlooked, and/or inadequate security practices…

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Business Info Fact Of The Day: Smart Business Leaders Encrypt PII

Friday, January 16th, 2009

If you are a business leader you must know and understand that encrypting personally identifiable information (PII) protects that PII from being used for identity theft and other crimes should it fall into the hands of a crook. Business leaders need to know this, but unfortunately too many do not really know what encryption is, let alone how it can be used to protect PII, along with the business.

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FTC Publishes Report On SSNs and Identity Theft

Wednesday, December 17th, 2008

Today the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released a new report about social security numbers (SSNs), identity theft, and recommended 5 ways to help prevend having SSNs being used for identity theft…

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Cybercriminals Threaten To Post Millions Of PII Records For Express Scripts Customers

Friday, November 7th, 2008

Just last month I blogged about the new Identity Theft Enforcement and Restitution Act of 2008. It covers extortion. I’m interested to see if it gets used for the latest extortion attempt…

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The Insider Threat For Identity Theft: Watchout For Dead-Beat Parents

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

Here’s a story that points to how vulnerable people are to identity theft and other types of crimes and frauds from slimy family…and ex-family…members…

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Federal Reserve Releases Examination Procedures For Red Flags Rule Compliance

Friday, October 17th, 2008

If you must comply with the Red Flags Rule, which is a rule that falls under the umbrella of the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA), which most organizations in the U.S. who process payments from their customers must comply with, for which compliance is required by November 1 of this year, then you should review the recently released guidance documents that will be used by the government oversight examiners…

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Identity Theft Enforcement and Restitution Act of 2008

Sunday, October 12th, 2008

I just read about a new law signed at the end of September, 2008, by U.S. President Bush, H.R. 5983; the “Identity Theft Enforcement and Restitution Act of 2008” which is under Title II.

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Insider Threat Examples & 7th HIPAA Criminal Conviction

Monday, August 25th, 2008

Yesterday I read about the 7th criminal conviction and sentencing that has been given under HIPAA, “Woman gets 14 months in ID theft case.”

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3rd HIPAA Criminal Indictment; Another Insider Job

Sunday, March 2nd, 2008

On February 15, Leslie A. Howell, from Oklahoma City, OK, was indicted for violating the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996 as part of an identity theft scheme.

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Have You Looked In Your Trash Bins Lately?

Monday, February 18th, 2008

It shouldn’t still amaze me, but it does, how often so many organizations just dump huge amounts of printed paper containing tons of personally identifiable information (PII) right into their dumpster sitting behind their building, in the alley, or some other easily reachable public location.
Here’s yet another example of a business throwing away people’s privacy in their trash dumpster…

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