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May 2, 2011

By Matt Cullina, Identity Theft 911

“It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently.

- Warren Buffett

There is no US entity, be it baseball, entertainment, or otherwise that is exempt from a data...

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April 29, 2011

by Christopher Maag

Now even your video games can be hacked. Sony announced recently that all 77 million people who use their PlayStations to play online video games may have had their names, and maybe their credit card numbers, stolen by hackers. The hackers also obtained users’ addresses, birthdays and billing history.

The data breach forced Sony to shut down the online gaming...

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April 28, 2011

In light of recent announcements regarding major breaches and stolen PII (personally identifiable information) of Epsilon clients, celebrities and now Sony’s PlayStation gamers, you may be left thinking, “what do I do if this involves me?”

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April 27, 2011

By Ondrej Krehel, Identity Theft 911

You pull up to the gas station and wave a tiny magic wand.  The pump starts automatically and, without a card swipe or a stroll inside to pay the attendant, your linked credit card is tapped for that full tank of fuel. I's a familiar situation for any ExxonMobile customer with a...

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By Admin
April 27, 2011

On April 26, Sony's PlayStation Network (PSN) announced more bad news regarding an outage that occurred between April 17 and April 19 – customers’ information, including email addresses, names, home addresses, passwords, date of birth and perhaps even credit card information – may have been compromised due to an invasion into the network.  With approximately 77...

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April 27, 2011

By Ondrej Krehel, Identity Theft 911

Engadget is a regular morning stop for consumer tech news and I can’t stop thinking about its recent posts on the...

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