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March 4, 2019
Tax return fraud

Are you already dreaming about how to spend your tax refund this year? Imagine your frustration if the check never arrives, and when you make inquiries, you discover someone else has cashed in on your identity. That's what happens every year to far too many taxpayers who become victims of tax return fraud and tax-related identity theft.

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March 4, 2019

Are you anticipating a nice tax refund this year? Maybe you have plans for a new TV or a special vacation. But imagine someone beats you to your refund by filing a fraudulent tax return, putting your plans on hold. Instead, you’ll have an identity theft mess to clean up. And it can take nearly a year—278 days on average in the United States—to...

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March 1, 2019

The Federal Trade Commission fined the popular social media and video sharing service TikTok a record $5.7 million for illegally collecting the personal data of children under 13.

TikTok, known until recently as Musical.ly, allowed users to upload brief videos of themselves lip-syncing popular songs and boasted at least 65 million users...

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February 27, 2019
DNS hijack

The infrastructure at the core of the internet is vulnerable to attack from state-sponsored hackers, its governing body warned. 

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), charged with overseeing Domain Name Systems (DNS), published an announcement that companies have moved too slowly to adopt security standards...

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February 25, 2019
turbotax breach

An undisclosed number of TurboTax customer accounts have been compromised in a credential stuffing attack.

“Based on our investigation,” a notice told affected users, “…an unauthorized party may have accessed your account by using your usemame and password combination that was obtained from a non-Intuit source. The unauthorized access...

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February 21, 2019
Facebook in the EU and UK

As Brexit looms, the UK and the EU can still agree that Facebook needs to be reined in.

A report published earlier this month by the U.K. Digital, Culture, Media and Sport committee likened the social media company to “‘digital gangsters’ in the online world, considering themselves to be ahead of and beyond the law.” The committee came...

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