IRS published online thousands of Social Security numbers

Published time: July 08, 2013 19:41                                                                             AFP Photo / Karen Bleier The Internal Revenue Service mistakenly exposed as many as 2,319 Social Security numbers by posting them on the Internet, which a California-based archivist discovered last week. The IRS has already come under scrutiny for targeting  conservative political groups more frequently for audits and  …

Biometric Database of All Adult Americans Hidden in Immigration Reform

By David Kravets 05.10.13 6:30 AM The immigration reform measure the Senate began debating yesterday would create a national biometric database of virtually every adult in the U.S., in what privacy groups fear could be the first step to a ubiquitous national identification system. Buried in the more than 800 pages of the bipartisan legislation (.pdf) …

New Secret Service chief ‘hacked and personal information published online’ days after appointed

A Social Security number,  phone  numbers and a credit report are among those claimed to belong to Julia Pierson  on site Secret Service investigating with accuracy  of private data unclear By  Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 16:57 EST, 4  April 2013 |  UPDATED: 17:25 EST, 4 April 2013 Personal information belonging to the Secret  Service’s new…

Florida hit by “tsunami” of tax identity fraud: ” file fraudulent tax returns on Turbo Tax “

By David Adams | Reuters – 9 hrs ago   View PhotoReuters/Reuters – Seized fraudulent tax mailings are displayed during a news conference in Tampa, Florida, in this undated police handout photo. Tax identity theft skyrocketed to more than 1.2 million cases …more  in 2012 from only 48,000 in 2008, according to the U.S. Treasury Department. REUTERS/Tampa Police…

Major Data Breach in State Tax System : 3.6 million people and 650,000 businesses may have been compromised

By JACK BOUBOUSHIAN CHICAGO (CN) -South Carolina’s cyber-security contractor, Trustwave, let hackers into the state tax system, compromising the personal information of 3.6 million South Carolinians, taxpayers claim in a federal class action. Lead plaintiff Amber Strautins sued Trustwave Corp. for breach of contract, privacy invasion and negligence. “Plaintiff and the other Class Members are…

Anonymous hack 30000 accounts and Social Security Numbers from ‘Telecom Italy’

Engineering Evil: Please use Caution when Clicking on any unknown links…. Posted by Mohit Kumar on 11/05/2012 07:44:00 AM | “Please don’t mind, its 5th of  November” slogan for today ! Anonymous Hackers hacked into “Telecom  Italy” (www.telecomitalia.it) and dump Social Security Number,  Social Insurance Number, 30000 credentials and lots of vulnerabilities  exposed. In a…

Rent-to-own computers secretly recorded users having sex: FTC

By Eric W. Dolan Wednesday, September 26, 2012 19:53 EDT Topics: Aspen Way Enterprises Inc. ♦ Designerware ♦ Rental Purchase Several rent-to-own computer companies illegal used software on their computers to secretly record their customers having sex, according to the Federal Trade Commission. The company DesignerWare created the software — called Detective Mode — to…