LifeLock CEO A Frequent Victim of ID Theft

A CEO who publicly posted his Social Security number on billboards and
TV commercials as part of a campaign to promote his company’s credit
monitoring services was the victim of identity theft at least 13 times, a
news report says. Read the full article. [Wired]

ID Thieves Took $4 Million from Tax Returns

A group of sophisticated identity thieves managed to steal more than $4
million by filing bogus tax returns using the names and Social Security
numbers of other people, many of them deceased, according to a 74-count
indictment unsealed in Arizona. Read the full article. [Wired]

Data on 3.3 million borrowers was stolen from a nonprofit company that helps with student loan financing. The
theft occurred on March 20 or 21 from the headquarters of Educational
Credit Management Corp. (ECMC), which services loans when student
borrowers enter bankruptcy. Read the full article. [Computerworld]

A Cambridge University study has shown how easy it is to guess the answer to common questions, such as someone’s mother’s maiden name. It found attackers will be able to break into 1 in 80 accounts if they get three chances to guess answers. Read the full article. [BBC]

A hacker attack at payroll processing firm Ceridian Corp. has potentially revealed the names, Social Security
numbers, and, in some cases, the birth dates and bank accounts of
27,000 employees working at 1,900 companies nationwide. Read the full article. [StarTribune]

The website of the Oklahoma Tax Commission was the apparent victim of a hack yesterday, one in which visitors to the website were prompted to accept an Adobe license agreement and download software. Read the full article. [Infosecurity]

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