identity theft

IRS Warns of Email Tax Scam

If you get an email that appears to be from the IRS claiming that there's a problem with your 2013 tax return, don't respond. It's a scam.

IRS Watchdog Warns of Massive Tax Scam

Thousands of Americans nationwide have been targeted by a phone scam in which fraudsters claim to be from the IRS and demand money for unpaid taxes, the IRS' watchdog says.

If You're Hacked, Blame the Government

The increasing vulnerability of companies to cyberattacks can be largely blamed on sluggish or nonexistent action on part of the U.S. government, security pros say.

The 3 Most Common Credit Report Errors

When scouring your credit report for errors, pay attention to your address and credit limit information -- and don't gloss over simple details such as your name.

4 Tips for More Secure Online Transactions

If you shop or bank online, you want to do it as safely as possible. Here's how to reduce the risk of identity theft from online transactions with your credit or debit card.

How to Survive a Credit Card Hack

In today's high-tech world, our personal financial information is rarely safe from hackers. And too many businesses fail to meet security compliance standards.

Yahoo Email Account Passwords Stolen

Yahoo says usernames and passwords of some of its email customers have been stolen and used to gather personal information about people users have recently corresponded with.

Holder Confirms Probe of Target Data Breach

Attorney General Eric Holder confirms the Justice Department is investigating the massive hacking of consumer data from retailer Target during the holiday shopping season.