identity theft

What To Do When You Lose Your Wallet

Your wallet is packed tight with the essentials of your daily life. Your money. Your credit cards. All the points accrued from so many sandwiches at SUBWAY®. You can’t lose all that!


AWOL Soldier Tries To Steal The Identity Of One Of The World's Richest Men

The feds have locked up an AWOL soldier because he tried to use Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen’s identity to pay his bills. Oops.


How To Protect Yourself From Online Fraud

This week is International Fraud Awareness Week, and there’s no better time to brush up on your skills to make sure you don’t fall for online trickery designed to fleece you or convince you to give up sensitive personal information. Here are some tips to stay safe.


Police Used GPS To Bust Identity Thief With Over 300,000 Victims

Police use of GPS tracking in investigations is something of a hotbed issue that calls into question how much privacy people are entitled to. But when it’s used successfully, as it was to arrest a California man who committed identity theft against 300,000 people, that argument becomes much more complex.


That Anonymous Cop Leak Was Much Worse Than We Thought

When Anon stuck their finger in the eye of many a Texan cop with their huge 3GB data dump, we were more interesting in the bigoted juicy stuff. Turns out, it was also an identity thief’s wet dream.


Consultant Terrorized 100+ People, Watching Their Every Move

It’s one thing to have some sort of “noble purpose” when you grab nudie pics from a person’s computer. Extorting people for them and making money off their identities is quite another. That’s what 32-year-old Luis Mijangos did, and it’s completely vile.


How This Man Stole $US57,000 From His Neighbours Using Facebook

If Facebook fraudster Iain Wood has taught us anything, it’s to distrust thy neighbour. Because sometimes thy neighbour stalks you on Facebook, steals your mail, then uses your personal information to rob you.


FaceNiff Is The Firesheep For Android, Hijacks Facebook Sessions With One Tap

If you remember the privacy fiasco that Firesheep caused just months ago by allowing laptop-toting pranksters to hijack the Facebook accounts of unwitting public Wi-Fi users, then you’ll know the sort of tom-foolery that’s about to ensue now that FaceNiff exists. The app allows Android phones to sniff out and use Facebook accounts of other users on the same open wireless network with a single tap of the finger.


Firesheep Sniffs Out User Credentials At Wi-Fi Hotspots

Firefox: Firesheep sniffs out and steals cookies – and the account and identity of the owner in the process – of popular websites from the browsing sessions of other users on the Wi-Fi hotspot you’re attached to.


LifeLock CEO's Identity Has Been Stolen 13 Times

If Todd Davis’s face looks familiar, it’s because it’s plastered all over subway stops and billboards – right next to his social security number – on ads for the personal security company LifeLock. His lifelock? It’s been picked 13 times.


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