Personal and financial information of some 163,000 students, alumni, faculty, staff, and past applicants of Indianapolis-based Butler University have been stolen following a hack of the university's computer network.
In this interview, Tom Feige, CEO of idRADAR, shares alarming identity theft stories, explains the consequences of getting your identity stolen, offers advice to organizations that want to prevent their employees from becoming victims of identity theft, and more.
Some Americans submitting their taxes this year will make the unpleasant discovery that someone else has already filed and stolen their refunds.
Tax-related identity theft has been on the rise for years and the ITRC predicts it won't be slowing down in 2014.
An estimated 630,000 social security numbers (SSNs) on non-profit organizations' tax returns— Form 990s—have been posted online by charities and the IRS since 2001, leaving unprotected consumers at risk of becoming identity theft victims, say the result of a research by Identity Finder.