When it comes to medical identity theft, more than your money is in danger: This type of fraud could cost you your life. And it hits millions of Americans every year.
Target missed multiple opportunities to thwart the hackers responsible for the unprecedented holiday shopping season data breach, Senate staffers say in a report.
Consumer chargebacks cost merchants a bundle, and if this refund trend continues, both retailers and consumers will be affected.
The convenience that allows us to electronic file our taxes also allows cybercriminals to file fraudulent returns. Here's how cybersecurity gurus say you can protect yourself.
Target had the tools in place to stop the Thanksgiving hack before it snagged a single user's data - but it failed. Bloomberg reveals what happened when the alarms went off.
The silver lining in the cloud of that giant Target data breach includes a yearlong benefit for many Americans, plus a nudge to improve the way they do business online.
A negative event in your life can cut your ability to defend yourself from fraud, a new AARP study concludes. That's why the scammer's pitch doesn't sound too good to be true.
Stay vigilant. Know how credit and debit cards are treated differently after they're compromised. And understand the benefits of being responsible with credit.
The failure of Mt. Gox was expected, but the size of the theft was a surprise. The disappearance of $390 million in bitcoins will generate greater governmental scrutiny.
Neiman Marcus says that a security breach last year may have affected about 1.1 million cards.
Hackers breached the computer networks of luxury department store chain Neiman Marcus as far back as July, an attack that wasn't fully contained until Sunday, a report says.
With the list of hacked companies, websites and apps growing longer, it's time to take a serious look at credit card security and what you can do to stay safe online.
Retailers use big data to maximize revenue -- that is, to take as much of your money as they can. Why shouldn't you have the same power?
The customer-service-savvy criminal gang behind CryptoLocker has created a site for people who need help making the extortion payments to unlock their infected files.
More than 8 in 10 consumers have been targeted by potential fraud online. That's scary. But what's scarier is that more than 40% of us don't recognize the warning signs.
Cybercrime, which ranges from bank account hacking to phishing, is vast. But there are ways to protect your computer and your money.
Identity theft is a growing threat for everyone, but seniors tend to be victims of the types that are rising fastest: cases involving tax returns and medical care.
The identity theft prevention industry has long been defined by its twin bad habits of overpromising and underdelivering. Now, it's working to clean up its act.
Banks issue fraud alerts and freeze accounts if they think a credit card has been stolen -- which can be annoying when they're wrong. But what sets off their warning bells?
During National Consumer Protection Week, government agencies and nonprofits are offering tips to protect our money and our identities. And we're especially vulnerable in our...
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