Last week, a Javelin Strategy & Research report found 12.6 million victims of identity fraud in the United States in the past year, which equates to 1 victim every 3 seconds.
In 2012 identity fraud incidents increased by more than one million victims and fraudsters stole more than $21 billion, the highest amount since 2009, according to Javelin Strategy & Research.
More than 11.6 million adults were victims of identity theft in 2011, according to Javelin Strategy & Research.
ThreatMetrix has identified the top precautions taxpayers should take when e-filing to protect their returns against cybercriminals.
While Facebook’s newly announced graph search capability is awesome for people who like social networking, it also provides criminals with another source of information about potential targets.