Pandemic-related identity fraud: How serious is it?

The Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) and LexisNexis Risk Solutions have released the Pandemic-Related Identity Fraud Crime Victim Impacts Report, which shows how individuals and government agencies have been impacted since 2020 by an unprecedented wave of government benefits identity fraud. “We speak with identity crime victims every day at the ITRC,” said Eva Velasquez, […]

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Number of data compromises reaching all-time high

According to an Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) report, the overall number of data compromises (1,862) is up more than 68 percent compared to 2020. The new record number of data compromises is 23 percent over the previous all-time high (1,506) set in 2017. The number of data events that involved sensitive information (Ex: Social […]

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How the rise in identity crimes and cyberattacks impacts small businesses

The Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) has published a report on the impacts of identity crimes and cyberattacks on small businesses. There are 42 million solopreneurs, according to a 2019 report from Spencer Brenneman. Yet, there is little information about how small businesses are impacted by the rise in identity crimes and cyberattacks. The ITRC solicited impact information directly from […]

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