Identity Theft Statistics You Need to Know in 2022

Identity theft has become a defining threat in the virtual sphere and with the rate cybercrime is surging things may only get worse for unsuspecting victims. Over the past two…

3 Common Cybersecurity Mistakes that Can Lead to Identity Theft

Identity theft is a growing threat in 2022. Since the onset of the pandemic, the incidence of cybercrime has increased exponentially. Just one type, identity fraud, increased by over 1,600% in 2020…

Dark Overlord collaborator gets 3 years in prison for buying and selling stolen identities

Written by Joe Warminsky Jan 26, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP An associate of the Dark Overlord hacking group has been sentenced to three years in prison for his role in possessing…

Experts: All Breach Victims Should Freeze Credit

Experts: All Breach Victims Should Freeze Credit Only 3% of victims have frozen their credit after receiving a breach notice, despite it being the most effective way to prevent fraudsters…

Oregon medical group notifies 750,000 patients of breach, says FBI seized accounts from HelloKitty ransomware

The Oregon Anesthesiology Group (OAG) said it suffered a ransomware attack in July that led to the breach of sensitive employee and patient information. The breach involves the information of…

Tax identity theft: How to protect your credit and finances

Tax-related identity theft is a persistent problem in the US. In fact, the IRS’s Criminal Investigation Division reported that it identified $2.3 billion in tax fraud in fiscal year 2020,…

Crypting Mastermind Gets Just Two Years for Kelihos Plot

Crypting Mastermind Gets Just Two Years for Kelihos Plot A Russian man has been sentenced to just 24 months behind bars for his part in helping to hide the infamous…

Passports Now Most Attacked Form of ID

Passports Now Most Attacked Form of ID A new report on identity fraud has found that passports are now the most frequently attacked form of identity document. Onfido's 2022 Identity…

8 tips to protect company data sent via home internet connections

The U.S. is on track to break the single-year data breach record in 2021, according to the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC). That’s not even the whole story. For every…

Brace yourself for these five top data breach trends in 2022, Experian warns

In its latest annual Data Breach Industry Forecast released Monday, credit bureau and information services company Experian said that it has identified five areas it believes cybercriminals will find opportunities…