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  • Missing Registered Traveler laptop found

    Posted August 6, 2008 - 2:38 pm

    A laptop reported missing by a vendor of the U.S. Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) Registered Traveler program has been found, the vendor said.
  • Eleven indicted in massive ID theft scheme

    Posted August 5, 2008 - 2:57 pm

    Eleven people have been charged or indicted in a massive identity theft and computer fraud scheme involving some of the largest data breaches in recent U.S. history, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Tuesday.
  • Missing laptop grounds US Registered Traveler program

    Posted August 5, 2008 - 2:36 pm

    The U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has temporarily stopped a vendor from signing up new customers for its Registered Traveler program after a company laptop containing the unencrypted personal data of 33,000 people went missing at the San Francisco International Airport.
  • Oregon man sentenced to four years for piracy, ID theft

    Posted July 24, 2008 - 3:42 pm

    An Oregon man has been sentenced to four years in prison for selling counterfeit software on eBay, aggravated identity theft and mail fraud, the U.S. Department of Justice announced.
  • UnitedHealthcare insider charged in Cal data theft

    Posted July 18, 2008 - 11:32 am

    A former UnitedHealthcare employee has been charged with stealing customer data in connection with a rash of identity thefts at the University of California, Irvine.
  • Researchers trace structure of cybercrime gangs

    Posted July 15, 2008 - 10:35 am

    The latest research from Web security company Finjan, released on Tuesday, finds that online crime is becoming a broad, well-organized, Mafia-like endeavor with a pyramid of hackers, data sellers, managers and malicious programmers, all working in a fluid management structure in order to profit from cybercrime.
  • Dear Sir or Madam: Lottery scams proliferate

    Posted July 10, 2008 - 5:13 pm

    Tom Ericson, a retired bank employee who lives in Denmark, still can't get over how he lost about €60,000 (US$90,000) in a bogus lottery.
  • Liberty releases guidelines for data management, handling

    Posted June 23, 2008 - 11:05 am

    The Liberty Alliance has released the first versions of two key frameworks for how businesses can share and protect sensitive data in their networks.
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