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Privacy Tip #164 – Identity Thieves Using USPS Informed Delivery to Open Fraudulent Credit Card Accounts

The United State Postal Service (USPS) launched a program called “Informed Delivery” with the goal to assist consumers in protecting themselves from identity theft. The program allows consumers to register an account on usps.gov which allows one to view scanned images of all of their incoming mail for free. However, it is being reported that … Continue Reading

Millions of Sensitive Records Leaked by Another Spyware Maker

We reported last week that a spyware maker compromised users’ and victims’ sensitive information [view related post]. Since that time, another spyware maker, mSpy, which holds itself out as having over a million users employing its product to “spy” on their partners and children, has reportedly leaked the passwords, call logs, text messages, location data, … Continue Reading

Thousands of Patients’ PHI Exposed By Transcription Provider MEDantex

Medical transcription provider MEDantex has reportedly exposed the protected health information of thousands of patients through its unsecured provider portal, which did not require a password for access. According to reports, including KrebsOnSecurity, the patients’ audio medical notes were uploaded to MEDantex’s website, which were then to be transcribed and uploaded to a portal accessible … Continue Reading

OneLogin Suffers and Notifies Customers of very Sophisticated and Scary Intrusion

San Francisco based OneLogin, which provides single sign on and identity management services for companies and app vendors, recently notified its users that it has discovered an unauthorized access to its data. The idea behind OneLogin is for a user to have one username and password that it can use through OneLogin’s platform for all … Continue Reading

Oracle’s MICROS Point of Sale Division Hacked

KrebsonSecurity has reported that the Russian organized cybercrime group dubbed the Carbanak Gang, which in the past has been suspected of stealing more than $1 billion from banks, retailers and hotels and restaurants worldwide, may have breached “hundreds of computer systems” at Oracle Corp’s MICROS division. It is further reported that Oracle’s MICROS division is … Continue Reading

IRS approved tax preparers fail to protect consumers’ privacy and IRS increases the number of individuals affected by filing of fraudulent tax returns

In a report of an audit of 13 IRS approved tax filing firms, Online Trust Alliance found that six of the 13 firms do not provide adequate security against cyberintrusions. The firms, all members of the IRS’s Free File Alliance, provide free tax preparation and e-filing of approximately 100 million federal tax returns. According to … Continue Reading
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