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Five days a week, we deliver exclusive news alerts reporting on the latest legislation, criminal activities, identity scams, database breaches and more. In addition to quoting reliable expert and media sources, IDT911 analyzes the deeper issues and examines how the latest developments affect you.

FTC: Tax Fraud Was No. 1 ID Theft Complaint in 2014

Category: Identity Theft Identity theft for tax fraud purposes was the No. 1 identity theft complaint in 2014, according to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.

FDA Approval of Mobile Medical Applications Fuels Data Protection Debate

Category: Data Security and Privacy The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently approved marketing for mobile applications for sharing health care data, HealthIT Security reported.

Survey: IT Security Professionals May Be Unaware of Threat of Internet of Things Devices

Category: Internet Security With enterprise solutions increasingly involving the Internet of Things that make up the infrastructure necessary to do business, companies need to address threats that could put corporate and consumer data at risk.

Obama Administration to Improve Privacy Protection for Healthcare.gov

Category: Data Breach The Obama administration is working toward improving privacy protection for users of the national health insurance marketplace Healthcare.gov, The Associated Press reported.

Metropolitan State University in Minnesota Reports Cyberattack

Category: Data Breach Metropolitan State University in Minnesota revealed a data breach that could have exposed the personal information of an undetermined number of people, SC Magazine reported.

Bank Tellers, Identity Thieves Worked Together to Steal $850,000

Category: Data Breach New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced two men were convicted of an identity theft scheme that stole more than $850,000 from local bank customers in almost four years, American Banker reported.

Email Mishap Causes Patient Data Breach in Massachusetts

Category: Data Breach The Massachusetts Department of Public Health is facing criticism after potentially exposing the information of thousands of patients, Health IT Security reported.

Texas Banks Confirm Retail Data Breach, Reissue Thousands of Cards

Category: Data Breach Local banks in Graham, Texas, were forced to send thousands of new debit cards to customers in the area after a data breach at a nearby retailer, The Graham Leader reported.

Cyberattackers Steal Customer Data from Pet Supply Site

Category: Data Breach A pet supply retailer alerted customers to a data breach that could have exposed their personal and financial information, SC Magazine reported.

State Attorneys General Urge Greater Consumer Protections for Identity Theft, Data Breaches

Category: Data Breach After 2014 saw numerous data breaches significantly affect customers and businesses, several top state legal officials now put more emphasis on combating the effects of identity theft and cyberintrusions.
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