Fraudsters stole $16B from consumers last year – Identity-Theft Victims Pay Lifetime Price

Posted on July 30, 2015 in Uncategorized - 0 comments - 0

your-datas-black-market-valueThe impact of identity theft is a serious event, not from the simple letter in the mail in the first months. The impact is a lifetime of monitoring, reaction, prevention, and caution. The use of the stolen data will only evolve and so must consumers.

Interesting detail on the theft, and article below:

According to a recent study from Javelin Strategy & Research, fraudsters stole $16 billion from 12.7 million U.S. consumers in 2014, with a new identity fraud victim popping up about every two seconds.

via Identity-Theft Victims Pay High Price When Their Data Get Stolen | Bankrate.com.

Don’t forget the tips in chapter 13 in How Not To Be Hacked that address the key lifetime habits to address these criminal events.

James

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James has been in technology and information security since 1996, and has worked at both the hardcore technical areas (installing the wires and boxes), and has spent the last decade building and leading global information security professionals. James is a published inventor (encryption privacy related patent), a regular speaker, a leader in the information security field, and a passionate father.

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