Identity theft protection isn’t just for adults anymore. As stories of data breaches and identity theft have become part of the daily news cycle, a recent law enacted by Congress provides increased protection to minors from such attacks. Under Pub. L. 115-175, better known as the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act (the […]
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The cyber attack at Equifax that compromised data for nearly half of all Americans was the result of rapid growth that boosted company’s share price but left the the consumer credit bureau’s IT systems dangerously exposed to hackers. The massive data breach, which took advantage of known security vulnerabilities, “was entirely preventable,” according to a US […]
More than 24 million financial and banking documents related to mortgages and other consumer loans were leaked online due to a server security lapse. https://nationalmortgageprofessional.com/news/69821/data-breach-exposes-millions-loan-documents-online
Marriott said it determined on Nov. 19 that the information was from its Starwood database. “The company has not finished identifying duplicate information in the database, but believes it contains information on up to approximately 500 million guests who made a reservation at a Starwood property,” the company said in a statement. For about […]
Uber will pay $148 million to settle a nationwide investigation into a 2016 data breach, in which a hacker managed to gain access to information belonging to 57 million riders and drivers. The breach included names and driver’s license numbers for 600,000 drivers. The investigation, led by state attorneys general across the United States, […]
If the bill becomes a law, it will offer weaker protections against identity theft, replacing stronger ones currently dictated by individual states. And, as if that were not enough, it would also provide service members an inadequate right to credit monitoring, while paving the way for Equifax and the other national credit bureaus to […]
Federal regulators are warning banks and other financial institutions about an expanding area of financial theft. With increasing regularity, thieves are creating identities out of thin air and running up balances on lines of credit using the phantom identities. It’s costing the financial industry billions, and presumably the costs are being passed on to customers […]
As part of its 20th annual Consumer Protection Week, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is arming consumers with the tools and education necessary to combat identity theft, scammers, and the like. The FTC has released this blog as a reference to access the varied tools.
Federal prosecutors say that Mexican citizen, Andres Avelino Anduaga, extracted in excess of $350,000 in federal, state and local benefits over nearly four decades, while residing both within and outside the United States. The investigation, which began in 2014, has resulted in a settlement between Anduaga and the federal government. Read Full Story Here
A spokeswoman for Atlanta-based credit reporting agency Equifax said the company would comply with a demand by Secretary of State Rossana Rosado for information on a July data breach that was made public in September. https://www.law.com/newyorklawjournal/sites/newyorklawjournal/2018/01/05/equifax-says-it-will-hand-over-ny-data-breach-info/?slreturn=20180010093458 Our firm helps identity theft victims get their lives back on track. Call us today.