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Five days a week, we deliver exclusive news alerts reporting on the latest legislation, criminal activities, identity scams, database breaches and more. In addition to quoting reliable expert and media sources, Identity Theft 911 analyzes the deeper issues and examines how the latest developments affect you.

Michigan School District Hit By Phishing Scheme

Category: Internet Security Hackers tried to steal more than $163,000 from a Michigan school district during a phishing scheme, SC Magazine reported.

Virgin Media Supplier Exposes 130K Email Addresses

Category: Internet Security A third-party supplier for Virgin Media caused a data breach that exposed the email addresses of more than 130,000 customers of the media and telecom giant, SC Magazine reported.

Nearly 9 in 10 Americans Concerned About Data Privacy Protection

Category: Internet Security A new study shows 88 percent of Americans are concerned about data privacy protection for their sensitive information, according to market research firm GfK.

Samsung Phone Fingerprint Scanner Hackable with Finger Mold

Category: Mobile Security It took IT security researchers only a few days to hack into the Samsung Galaxy S5's fingerprint scanner, SC Magazine reported.

LaCie Payment System Breach Lasted Nearly An Entire Year

Category: Internet Security French computer hardware company LaCie said its online payment processing systems experienced a data breach of financial information that lasted almost one year, according to a statement by the firm.

55,000 Veterans Affected In VFW Breach

Category: Internet Security The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) informed an estimated 55,000 veterans about a potential data breach of personal information after cyberattackers abroad infiltrated a VFW server, according to the notification by the VFW.

1,144 Tennessee Hospital Patients Impacted in Breach

Category: Data Breach University Urology, P.C. in Tennessee alerted 1,144 patients that they may have had their personal information compromised, according to a data breach notification.

Nine Men Charged for Cybercriminal Activity Involving Malware

Category: Data Breach Nine men have been charged for cybercriminal activity after using malware to steal from victims' bank accounts, SC Magazine reported.

DHS Alerts Public About Heartbleed Bug

Category: Internet Security The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is warning the public about potential threats of the Heartbleed Bug that may endanger the nation's cybersecurity, according to the department's website.

More Than 550 Million Identities Compromised in 2013

Category: Medical Identity Theft More than 550 million people had their identities compromised in 2013, up from 93 million the previous year, according to a report by Symantec.
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