Posts Tagged 'identity theft'

If late-70s rock star Eddie Money is to be believed, he is currently in possession of two tickets to paradise. Presumably, paradise makes for a nice vacation. Lucky him. The same, however, cannot be said of Vadim Polykov, 30, an accused Russian hacker who—coincidently—was arrested while vacationing in Spain. His crime? Buying tickets. Lots of […]

Everyone loves a good deal—including hackers. Unfortunately, after a brief quiet period in the world of data breaches, it appears as though Goodwill Industries, purveyor of second-hand clothing and goods, may be suffering from a series of credit card breaches nationwide. This is especially troubling as it affects a group of people who may be […]

If you feel like you are starting to get the flu, going to the doctor’s office can get you some medicine and get you on the road to recovery. But, there’s no pill or surgery that can protect you from medical identity theft—which can kill you. Literally. The thief who steals your identity doesn’t mean […]

Porta-Johns, King’s Commode, Royal Throne, Porta-Potties—there are countless names for the portable restroom, but they all share two traits: they’re useful when needed, but they often leave the user feeling unclean. The same principal, sadly, also applies to publicly available computers. Libraries, universities and hotels are all used by a large number of people in […]

Hashtags have become a normal part of everyday vernacular thanks to social media. By simply putting a pound (#) sign in front of a word like #OverIt or acronym, such as #tbt (throw back Thursday) social network users especially on Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, Pinterest, and now Facebook, can easily join a specific conversation on that […]