1000's of abandoned confidential client files found in public garbage bin . . .
FORT MYERS, FL – A defunct law firm abandoned tens of thousands of confidential files containing personal information on their clients for years until a landlord threw them in a public garbage bin, a local television station is reporting.
Attorneys for the former firm of Annis, Mitchell, Cockey, Edwards and Roehn, abandoned the files after their firm closed. Ten thousand files of closed cases – ranging
Businesses become victims of financial and non-financial identity theft . . .
In hard economic times, the likelihood of businesses becoming victims of financial and non-financial types of identity theft rises. One of the most well-known business and corporate identity theft schemes is standard electronic data breaks, or hacking, to retrieve a customer’s personal identification and information. But new trends include the theft and exposure of sensitive information by an employee of the c
An easy way for identity thieves to make a living . . .
Kessler International, a New York computer forensics firm conducted a six month study on the availability of information left on computers being resold. The company bought a total of 100 disk drives of various sizes from eBay and what they found was alarming - over 40 of the hard drives had retrievable information on them!
The breakdown of information is as follows:
Personal and Confidential documents, including financial informatio
Total estimated risk of ID theft in US at approximately $1.5 billion . . .
Panda Security, a world leader in IT security, announced the findings from a comprehensive identity theft study conducted by PandaLabs, the company's malware analysis and detection laboratory.
PandaLabs found that over three million of the audited users in the U.S. and more than 10 million users worldwide were infected with active identity theft-based malware last year.
According to one recent study published by