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Despite decades of hacking attacks, companies leave vast amounts of sensitive data unprotected

Cybertheft conjures images of high-tech missions, with sophisticated hackers penetrating layers of security systems to steal data - but lax security measures mean many breaches are the equivalent of grabbing jewels from an unlocked car parked in a high-crime neighborhood.... Read more»

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Fraudsters stole $4.4 billion from Arizona DES, and it could happen again

During the pandemic, fraudsters stole $4.4 billion in federal COVID CARES Act unemployment money from the Arizona Department of Economic Security, and experts say it is bound to happen again. ... Read more»

Scammers are using fake job ads to steal people’s identities

From Facebook to LinkedIn to Indeed, ads are popping up that promise well-paying jobs — if applicants provide their Social Security numbers and other details up front - and scammers then use the information to apply for unemployment benefits. ... Read more»

'Auditors' promised to screen workers, but QAnon promoters and Capitol rioters were hired

The Arizona election 'audit' has employed a failed candidate who has espoused QAnon beliefs and a man who was at the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riot, despite a pledge leaders made to ensure conspiracy theorists and those who spread falsehoods about election fraud in 2020 wouldn’t be allowed near the recount.... Read more»

Az expert tells panel Equifax breach could be worse than thought

A Senate committee Wednesday chastised the former head of Equifax for a data breach that exposed financial data of as many as 143 million Americans to hackers – a number that one Arizona expert said could be even higher.... Read more»

Reduce risk of identity theft Saturday at Shred-A-Thon

The Pima County Sheriff’s Department is urging residents to help fight identity theft by shredding personal documents at their Saturday event. ... Read more»

Arizonans report thousands of cyber crimes, $25.4M in losses in 2014

The “2014 Internet Crime Report” said Arizonans submitted 6,040 of Internet crime complaints last year, reporting losses of nearly $25.4 million.... Read more»

Reduce risk of identity theft at Shred-A-Thon

The Pima County Sheriff’s Department is urging residents to help fight identity theft by shredding personal documents during its May Shred-A-Thon. ... Read more»

Experts: Social media use puts young people at risk for ID theft

A recent identity-theft seminar for students at Arizona State University’s West Campus left Jagar Carrillo concerned about social media use and other factors that can make younger people targets. He planned to check his credit score immediately.... Read more»

Shred-a-thon will clean up papers, lessen ID theft risk

Got an overflowing desk? Paper hoarders can finally lose that big pile at a Saturday morning shred-a-thon at Kino Sports Complex.... Read more»

Fight ID theft at Oro Valley Shred-A-Thon

The Pima County Sheriff's Department is urging residents to help fight identity theft by shredding personal documents during its June Shred-A-Thon on Saturday at Casas Church in Oro Valley.... Read more»

Hacking, theft up with digital medical records

As more doctors and hospitals go digital with medical records, the size and frequency of data breaches are alarming privacy advocates and public health officials. ... Read more»

Avoid ID theft by destroying documents at Shred-A-Thon

The Pima County Sheriff's Department is urging residents to help fight identity theft by shredding personal documents during its March Shred-A-Thon.... Read more»

Reduce risk of identity theft at Shred-A-Thon

In an effort to combat identity theft, the Pima County Sheriff's Department and Arizona Verified Destruction will hold a "Shred-A-Thon" on Saturday where people can have personal documents shredded.... Read more»

Man gets 5 years for tax return scheme

A Tucson man was sentenced to five years in prison for his part in a tax return scheme that used stolen identities of disabled people.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: IRS cracks down on identity theft, tax fraud

Today on Buckmaster - We kick off the show with Democratic Candidate for US Senate Don Bivens. Then, we talk about the IRS crackdown on identity theft with Brian Watson, Special Agent with the Department of the Treasury. Also, Marana Mayor Ed Honea on his town's new one-stop business center. Plus, attorney Don Loose has an update on the state's medical marijuana law.... Read more»

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