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  1. Press: How consumers can take action to protect themselves online
    With the recent rise in cyberattacks, consumers must employ the same tactics used by businesses to stay safe online. | Jun 15, 2018
  2. Press: Chili’s hit by data breach
    Hackers targeted Chili's restaurants to steal credit and debit card numbers and cardholder names from customers over the past two months. | May 15, 2018
  3. Press: Every type of personal data Equifax lost to hackers
    Ever since Equifax lost control of millions of Social Security numbers, driver's license numbers, names, birth dates and other sensitive personal information in a massive data breach last year, the credit-reporting firm has gradually upped… | May 09, 2018
  4. Press: Twitter recomienda cambiar contraseñas debido a fallas
    Twitter recomendó el jueves a todos sus usuarios que modifiquen sus contraseñas debido a que recientemente descubrió una falla de programación que las almacenaba en un registro interno no protegido... | May 03, 2018
  5. Press: Student loan company notifies 16,500 borrowers of personal data breach
    A student loan services company recently notified 16,500 borrowers that files containing personal data were released to a business that wasn't authorized to receive them. Access Group Education Lending said in a letter to those… | Apr 30, 2018
  6. Press: Panerabread.com leaks millions of customer records (Chinese)
    北美知名連鎖烘焙店Panera網站2日傳出被駭客入侵數個月,數百萬客戶資料可能外洩。儘管Panera對外宣稱問題已解決,但將全案曝光的網路安全專家持續炮轟該公司處理態度荒謬、回應馬虎,像是「沒有烘焙成功的失敗麵包」。 | Apr 04, 2018
  7. Press: Zuckerberg broke his silence in the misuse of 50 million people’s personal information (Chinese)
    臉書爆發史上最大規模用戶資料外洩事件後,執行長朱克伯格打破5天來的緘默首次回應事件,強調臉書有責任保護用戶資料,而事件也破壞了臉書與用戶之間的信任,公司會安排多項補救措施,避免同類事件再次發生。 | Mar 23, 2018
  8. Press: Social Security benefits stolen by hackers leaving dues on tax bill (Chinese)
    社安號碼被盜,結果有多氣人,薩格特(Tim Sagert)最清楚;盜走他個人身分的小偷,不但在去年春天假冒他的名義申請社安金;報稅季節到來時,薩格特竟收到國稅局寄來的SSA-1099報稅表格,要他為社安金支付所得稅,雖然錢是竊賊領走。 | Mar 03, 2018
  9. Press: Abogado de ICE acusado de robo de identidad en Seattle
    Un ex abogado del Servicio de Inmigración y Aduanas (ICE) en Seattle debe comparecer el jueves ante un tribunal para enfrentar acusaciones de robar identidad de inmigrantes. Raphael Sánchez renunció... | Feb 15, 2018
  10. Press: Former identity thief now fights crimes he helped perfect
    Few people know more about identity theft than Brett Shannon Johnson, a convicted identity thief who was once on the Secret Service’s Most Wanted list. Johnson made millions developing online fraud techniques and creating two… | Jan 15, 2018
  11. Press: A cybercriminal’s guide to protecting your identity
    In September, Equifax announced a major security breach that exposed the personal information for about half of U.S. adults.  If you haven't detected any suspicious activity yet, it doesn't mean you're in the clear. The… | Nov 30, 2017
  12. Press: EEUU condena a nigeriano por fraude de 1,3 millones
    Un nigeriano residente en Texas fue sentenciado a tres años de prisión federal por un fraude en internet de más de 1,3 millones de dólares, con pasaportes falsos y estafas de romances, informaron los fiscales… | Oct 13, 2017
  13. Korean: Freeze Your Credit File (Korean)
    신용 문서 "보안 동결"은 여러분이 신분도용의 피해를 당하지 않도록 하고 사기꾼들이 여러분의 개인 정보를 이용해 신용을 설정하는 것을 방지하는 데 도움을 주는 예방 도구입니다. 보안 동결은 여러분이 일시적 혹은 영구적으로 동결을 해제시키지 않는 한 여러분의 이름으로 새로운 크레딧이 설정되는 것을 방지합니다. 이 소책자는 여러분의 신용 문서를 "동결"시키는 방법을 설명하고 있습니다.
  14. Chinese: Freeze Your Credit File (Chinese)
    “安全凍結”信用檔案是一種預防及避免身份被盜用的工具﹐它可以阻止詐騙者利用你的個人資料來建立信貸記錄。這本手冊內容詳述如何“凍結”個人信用檔案,而且除非你暫時或永久取消凍結﹐它就可以防止別人以你的名義申請信貸。
  15. Spanish: Freeze Your Credit File (Spanish)
    El “congelamiento de seguridad” es una herramienta para ayudarle a prevenir el robo de identidad y evitar que impostores utilicen su información personal para establecer crédito. Esta publicación explica cómo “congelar” su crédito, lo cual… | Oct 06, 2017
  16. English: Freeze Your Credit File
    A credit file "security freeze" is a preventive tool to help you avoid identity theft and to block impostors from using your personal information to establish credit. This publication explains how to "freeze" your credit… | Oct 01, 2017
  17. Press: Someone made a fake Equifax account and then Equifax linked to it
    People create fake versions of big companies’ websites all the time, usually for phishing purposes. But the companies do not usually link to them by mistake. | Sep 21, 2017
  18. Press: Equifax’s troubles deepen amid new disclosure about breach (Chinese)
    聯邦通訊委員會(FTC)週四宣布將介入調查信用報告公司Equifax用戶資料外洩事件,而消費者如何知道自己是否是受害者呢? | Sep 15, 2017
  19. Press: Equifax says vulnerability behind breach; FTC confirms investigation
    It’s been a week since credit reporting agency Equifax admitted it had lost sensitive personal data for 143 million American consumers — one of the worst data breaches yet. Now, the company says it knows… | Sep 15, 2017
  20. Press: Equifax’s free credit freeze won’t fully protect you, here’s what to do
    In the days since the credit reporting firm Equifax disclosed the breach of 143 million consumers’ private financial data, howls of outrage have only grown louder. Assume thieves have your information. Your chance to limit… | Sep 14, 2017
  21. Press: Ask Finney: Equifax hack—now what?
    7 on Your Side's Michael Finney has some answers for you on the Equifax hack that has put 143 million Americans at risk. | Sep 12, 2017
  22. Press: How to dispute a student loan
    If you don't remember signing a student loan promissory note, be sure you aren't a victim of identity theft. | Sep 08, 2017
  23. Press: Stanford not to be blamed for employees that were victims of ID theft (Chinese)
    (本報訊)史丹福大學部分僱員的社會安全金號碼被盜,並有人以這些被盜社安號提出具欺詐性的福利申請,這可能與去年該校報稅信息被盜有關,也讓人擔心未來會有更多此類身份盜竊案件發生。 | Sep 05, 2017
  24. Press: New online scam targets tax preparers
    Do you trust your tax preparer not to fall for this simple phishing scam?  The Internal Revenue Service is warning tax preparers about a new scam designed to steal their usernames and passwords. The IRS… | Aug 16, 2017
  25. Press: Hackers stole credit card numbers from Trump’s hotels for months
    Guests at 14 Trump properties, including hotels in Washington, New York and Vancouver, have had their credit card information exposed, marking the third time in as many years that a months-long security breach has affected customers of the… | Jul 18, 2017
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