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California DMV Exposes 3,200 Drivers’ SSNs

The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) announced on November 5, 2019, that it inadvertently had allowed the Social Security numbers of 3,200 California drivers to be accessed by unauthorized individuals in other state and federal agencies, including the Internal Revenue Service, the Small Business Administration, and the district attorneys’ offices in Santa Clara and … Continue Reading

Federal Reserve White Paper on Synthetic Identity Payments Fraud—A Growing Problem in the U.S. That Affects Consumers, Businesses, Financial Institutions, Government Agencies and the Health Care Industry

In the Federal Reserve’s July 11, 2019 White Paper, “Synthetic Identity Fraud in the U.S. Payment System, A Review of Causes and Contributing Factors,” the authors conclude that synthetic identity fraud is a serious and growing problem for the U.S. payments ecosystem that can only be addressed by a collaborative effort among all payments industry … Continue Reading

Hacker Hits Toyota Industries N.A.

Toyota Industries North America (TINA) has discovered that a hacker was able to access its corporate email system, compromising the personal and protected health information of approximately 19,000 individuals, apparently most of whom were employees. The data that was potentially compromised included health insurance information, names, addresses, dates of birth, financial information, Social Security numbers, … Continue Reading
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