As predictable that night follows day you can be sure that identity fraud is not going to go away and the latest data breach involving Sony PlayStation is a clear sign that fraudsters are as inventive and industrious as ever.
There doesn’t seem to be a week that goes by without there being a report of a data breach in the press. One such breach of US marketing firm Epsilon resulted in millions of live e-mail addresses being stolen.
We recently conducted a poll asking ‘What % of second hand mobile phones do you think contains personal data from its previous owner?’ The results are as follows…
This week we released the results of our live experiment into whether second mobile phones and SIM cards contain personal data of their previous owners and the associated risk of identity fraud.
If you don’t remove your personal and financial information from your phone before you sell, you could be putting yourself at risk of identity theft.
Last week CPPGroup announced pre-tax profits for what’s been our first year as a public company. Also featuring in the news: the most commonly used passwords online, Gmail technical fault and new Fraud Alert site.
Conservative MP Caroline Nokes said scam mail should be intercepted before it reaches vulnerable people. Today’s news reveals how Scotland Yard detectives will be seizing scam mail, read more: Met police seizing scam mail aimed at UK victims.
After literally hundreds of data breaches over the past couple of years, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has finally used its powers to fine organisations for breaching the Data Protection Act (DPA).
Social and professional networking sites are a great way of connecting with friends and like minded people. However
Identity fraud using information from social media
There are, apparently, over 500 million Facebook users worldwide
You’ve squashed a week’s worth of your belongings into a suitcase, rushed to the airport in the middle of the night,