Identity theft

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) building in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

IRS failed to do background checks on contractors

WASHINGTON (AP) — The IRS failed to do background checks on some private contractors who handled confidential taxpayer information, exposing more than a million taxpayers to an increased risk of fraud and identity theft, a […]

08/15/2014

The exterior of the Internal Revenue Service building in Washington.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

IRS failed to do background checks on contractors

WASHINGTON (AP) — The IRS failed to do background checks on some private contractors who handled confidential taxpayer information, exposing more than a million taxpayers to an increased risk of fraud and identity theft, a government investigator […]

08/14/2014

Chief Information Security Officer Alex Holden of Hold Security, LLC appears during the Black Hat USA 2014 cyber security conference on Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, in Las Vegas. Russian hackers have stolen 1.2 billion user names and passwords in a series of Internet heists affecting 420,000 websites, according to Holden, whose firm uncovered the breach. (AP Photo/David Becker)

Expert wants to help nab Russian password thieves

  LAS VEGAS (AP) — The hackers are a tight knit group, ten or 11. They live in a Russian town, and have real jobs. But in their down time, the cybercriminals have spent the […]

08/06/2014

FILE - In this June 16, 2013 file photo, Internet users browse their Facebook website by the free wifi internet service in an underground station in Hong Kong. This week's news that a Russian crime ring has amassed some 1.2 billion username and password combinations makes now a good time to review ways to protect yourself online. The hacking misdeeds were described in a New York Times story based on the findings of Hold Security, a Milwaukee firm that has a history of uncovering online security breaches.  (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)

7 ways to create better, stronger passwords

  NEW YORK (AP) — With the recent news that a Russian hacker ring has amassed some 1.2 billion username and password combinations, it’s a good time to review ways to protect yourself online. The […]

08/06/2014

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Mail snatchers caught

SOUTH PASADENA (CNS) – Two women were arrested on suspicion of stealing mail in and around South Pasadena and Alhambra, police said Brenda Holquin, 32, of Alhambra and Valeria Rodriguez, 33, of Los Angeles were […]

08/04/2014

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5 ways to protect yourself from identity theft

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s an almost weekly occurrence: On Tuesday, Goodwill said its computer systems may have been hacked, leading to the possible theft of customers’ credit and debit card information. The nonprofit agency, […]

07/22/2014

A man walks through a hall at Secret Service offices  in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Cyber cops: Target hackers may take years to find

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secret Service investigators say they are close to gaining a full understanding of the methods hackers used to breach Target’s computer systems last December. But the agency says it could take years […]

04/17/2014

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Money 101: What to do when the ‘Do Not Call’ feature does not work

Money 101 with Bob McCormick gives you the information you can use to help you with your personal finances: Make more money, save money and when it’s time to spend it, how to get the […]

03/25/2014

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2 nabbed at Texas border in credit card fraud case

McALLEN, Texas (AP) — Two Mexican citizens who were arrested at the border used account information stolen during the Target security breach to buy tens of thousands of dollars’ worth of merchandise, according to a […]

01/21/2014

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Keeping kids credit safe from identity theft

Attorney Robert Brennan talks with Money 101 host Bob McCormick about how parents can keep their children’s credit safe from would-be identity thieves.

01/06/2014

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