With a number of large retailers and banks reporting massive data security breaches in the last year, leaving hundreds of millions of consumers' personal information compromised, it seems inevitable that one's identity and personal information will be stolen at some point.
A new nationwide survey by the AARP shows that consumers continue to put themselves at risk of identity theft by ignoring simple protection tips like shredding personal documents, checking credit reports and locking mailboxes.
Security related topics are often front and center in the 24-hour news cycle, but what concerns Americans the most? According to a new national survey from University of Phoenix College of Criminal Justice and Security, identity theft (70 percent) and personal cybersecurity (61 percent) are the security issues of greatest concern.
While cyber thieves continue to breach major corporations such as JP Morgan and, just last week, the Salvation Army and Home Depot, Americans still seem to be unconcerned about the growing cyber crisis, according to idRADAR.
A northern California man who served as an information and document vendor in the identity theft and credit card fraud ring known as Carder.su was sentenced yesterday to serve 100 months in federal prison.