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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, Identity Theft 911 analyzes the deeper issues and examines how the latest developments affect you.

Samsung Phone Fingerprint Scanner Hackable with Finger Mold

Category: Mobile Security It took IT security researchers only a few days to hack into the Samsung Galaxy S5's fingerprint scanner, SC Magazine reported.

Nearly 9 in 10 Americans Concerned About Data Privacy Protection

Category: Internet Security A new study shows 88 percent of Americans are concerned about data privacy protection for their sensitive information, according to market research firm GfK.

55,000 Veterans Affected In VFW Breach

Category: Internet Security The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) informed an estimated 55,000 veterans about a potential data breach of personal information after cyberattackers abroad infiltrated a VFW server, according to the notification by the VFW.

LaCie Payment System Breach Lasted Nearly An Entire Year

Category: Internet Security French computer hardware company LaCie said its online payment processing systems experienced a data breach of financial information that lasted almost one year, according to a statement by the firm.

1,144 Tennessee Hospital Patients Impacted in Breach

Category: Data Breach University Urology, P.C. in Tennessee alerted 1,144 patients that they may have had their personal information compromised, according to a data breach notification.

DHS Alerts Public About Heartbleed Bug

Category: Internet Security The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is warning the public about potential threats of the Heartbleed Bug that may endanger the nation's cybersecurity, according to the department's website.

Nine Men Charged for Cybercriminal Activity Involving Malware

Category: Data Breach Nine men have been charged for cybercriminal activity after using malware to steal from victims' bank accounts, SC Magazine reported.

Malware-Infected Android Apps Could Expose Information

Category: Consulting IT security experts pointed out a security flaw in Android phones that could allow hackers to make malware-infected apps designed to expose information, SC Magazine reported.

More Than 550 Million Identities Compromised in 2013

Category: Medical Identity Theft More than 550 million people had their identities compromised in 2013, up from 93 million the previous year, according to a report by Symantec.

Breach Exposes Payment Info of Federal Contractor Employees

Category: Consulting Enterprise software provider Deltek's GovWin IQ system was the target of a cyberattack that compromised the information of 80,000 federal contractor employees, Federal News Radio reported.
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