25 Worst Passwords You Should Never Use (But Probably Do)Seems everyday someone asks you to create a password to protect your info online. That's a good thing. The bad thing is, many of those passwords are not only common, they are absolutely no good.
Teens, Tweens Risk Identity Theft After 3.3 MillIon Hello Kitty Accounts Get HackedIf you or your child has an account on the Tokyo-based J-Pop website Hello Kitty, you should change the password. An online security researcher has discovered a massive breach in several Sanrio-owned websites.
Sony Agrees To Pay Up To $8 Million For Employee Identity Theft Losses In N. Korea Hacking ScandalIn a settlement agreement, Sony will pay up to $10,000 a person for identity theft losses after the 2014 hacking scandal.
California EDD Stops Printing Full Social Security Numbers On Mailers Following KPIX 5 ReportsThe state's unemployment agency has finally stopped printing full Social Security numbers on the bi-weekly mailings sent out to millions collecting unemployment or paid family leave.
Sacramento Residents Arrested For Allegedly Trying To Buy Car With Dead Person's ID At Vacaville DealershipPolice arrested two Sacramento residents at a car dealership in Vacaville Saturday when they allegedly tried to purchase a car using a dead person’s identification.
How To Freeze Your Kid's Credit - From A Mom Who Wouldn't Accept "No"Parenting paranoia is a job hazard of the investigative reporter. Case in point: My years of reporting on ID theft has me terrified of the threat, especially for my daughter. Children are particularly attractive targets because crooks know that kids' social security numbers are a blank slate and they likely won't be applying for credit for 18+ years. That leaves plenty of time for crooks to target and destroy their credit before anyone figures it out.
Foreign Call Center Workers Ask For Social Security Numbers Without Giving Their Own IdentitiesAs advised by the countless ID theft experts I've interviewed, I hesitate to reveal my SSN to anyone unless it's absolutely necessary, even to my doctor.
State Employment Development Dept. Puts Millions Of Californians At Risk For Identity TheftConsumerWatch reporter Julie Watts discovered that one state agency is putting millions of social security numbers at risk despite state laws intended to protect it.
Don't Fall For Mother's Day Scams Using Phony Florists, E-Cards To Steal Your IdentityRoses, lilies, daisies – beautiful bouquets are most popular Mother's Day gifts but scammers can make you sorry you ever tried to give flowers to mom.
Report Of Suspicious Person At Pleasanton Park Leads To Arrest Of Man For Identity TheftAndrew Jonathan Hardy was found in possession of a stolen laptop, drug paraphernalia, various forms of identification from more than a dozen people and credit cards that were not in his name.
Would YOU Click? Twitter Bosses Email Staff Phishing Links To Test CybersecurityWould YOU be the one who unleashes a virus inside the corporate computers? Twitter and other companies are testing employees with phony phishing links to see if they click them.
Credit Freeze: The Best Way To Prevent Identity Thieves From Opening Credit In Your, Or Your Child's NameIt's called a credit freeze or security freeze and it's the number one tool to prevent crooks from opening a credit account in your -- or your child's -- name. Trouble is, not many people are using it.