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IRS Hacked Again by Identity Thieves?

IRS Hacked Again by Identity Thieves?

Why can't the IRS secure their own site from hackers? In a statement on February 9th, the IRS stated that Identity Thieves breached the IRS database. Roughly 464,000 unique ...

Black Hat Hacker

Black Hat Hacker

What is a black hat hacker? A black hat hacker is a computer expert who finds vulnerabilities in internet security and exploits them for their own malicious gain. These ...

Backdoor

Backdoor

What is a backdoor? Like the term implies, a backdoor in the sense of computer security refers to a hidden method of side-stepping active authentication requirements to gain ...

Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy Bankruptcy is the legal status of a person, an entity or a corporation to be unable to pay back the debts it owes to creditors. Although bankruptcy may be ...

Editor's choice Account Takeover

Account Takeover

  Account Takeover: Stay Alert Before you Become a Victim Account takeover occurs when a perpetrator unlawfully obtains and uses a someone's personal information to control ...

Child Identity Theft

Child Identity Theft

Child ID Theft Statistics A case of child identity theft occurs when a child's identity is used fraudulently by another individual for personal gain. Child identity theft is ...

Red Flags Rule

Red Flags Rule

What is the red flags rule? If you have ever been a victim of identity theft, or wondered how identity thieves are caught, a little information about a concept called the red ...

Skimming

Skimming

How Does Credit Card Skimming Work? Skimming is a scheme that requires a device, often referred to as a skimmer or a wedge, that scans and stores a large amount of credit, debit ...

Buying Guns with Stolen Identities

Buying Guns with Stolen Identities

The tragic events at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida have left the nation and much of the world distraught. The actions that took place are unforgivable and downright ...

Check Washing

Check Washing

What is Check Washing? Check washing deals with erasing check content in order to let them be re-written. It was first introduced by Frank Abagnale back in the 1960's. ...

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