YAHOO EMAIL USERS AT RISK FOR IDENTITY THEFT

Yahoo email users are at risk for identity theft.  Yahoo's Developers Network website allows hackers to read emails, contacts, and other private data from Yahoo. Sergiu Dragos Bogdan, a Romanian web application bug hunter, exposed the security flaw at a conference last Sunday.  Bogdan explained how Yahoo Query Language (YQL) can be abused by attackers to execute commands on behalf of authenticated Yahoo users who visit malicious … Continue reading YAHOO EMAIL USERS AT RISK FOR IDENTITY THEFT

ID THEFT NEWS: WEEKLY UPDATE

Over 10 million consumers a year become victims of identity theft. Fraud victims are denied credit.  If fraud victims are approved for credit, then they have to pay higher interest rates!   Identity theft victims also get turned down for jobs because of arrests, convictions or other public records in a background report. What can consumers … Continue reading ID THEFT NEWS: WEEKLY UPDATE

TOP IDENTITY THEFT STORIES – WEEKLY UPDATE

IDENTITY THEFT NEWS - WEEKLY UPDATE Here are some of the top identity theft stories from around the country. Identity theft among children on the rise: How to keep your kids safe New York Daily News By Rheana Murray / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Experts say identity theft is a growing concern not only for … Continue reading TOP IDENTITY THEFT STORIES – WEEKLY UPDATE

TAX FRAUD – IDENTITY THEFT VICTIM DISCOVERS THEFT WHEN FILING TAX RETURN

TAX FRAUD - IDENTITY THIEVES ARE STEALING TAX REFUNDS Identity thieves are stealing tax refunds.  The IRS has identified tax fraud as a serious and fast growing problem.  The latest identity theft victim, Mike Bucalo of Ohio, had his Social Security number stolen.  The identity thieves filed a fraudulent tax return and directed the refund to a … Continue reading TAX FRAUD – IDENTITY THEFT VICTIM DISCOVERS THEFT WHEN FILING TAX RETURN