Posts Tagged: identity theft


When Kids’ Toys Are Listening, the FTC is Watching

Chinese toymaker VTech recently settled charges with the FTC in the first-ever case involving internet-connected toys. VTech became a victim of cyber attackers back in 2015, when hackers …
By Amanda G. Ciccatelli
2 years ago 0

Cybercrime frequency and complexity will continue into 2017

Cybercrime seemed to be in the news daily in 2016. From the hack of the Democratic National Committee email accounts to the massive data breaches suffered by large …
By Hanley Chew
3 years ago 0

JPMorgan Chase Software Patent Portfolio Grows Larger

What really caught our attention were the patent claims JPMorgan Chase recently obtained. Many of the claims cover computer implemented processes, while many are clearly drawn to …
By Steve Brachmann
6 years ago 0

USPTO, NIST on Front Lines of Cybersecurity Partnership

Throughout 2014, stories of major data breaches and hacking incidents have dominated the mainstream media. Customers of major corporations like Target, Home Depot, JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America …
By Steve Brachmann
6 years ago 5

Data Security Systems and the Prevention of Identy Theft

Home Depot may be the latest and largest breach to become news, but it’s certainly not the only one and hacking activity seems to be ramping …
By Steve Brachmann
6 years ago 0

How to Respond to Cyber Attacks on Your Business

Identity theft, and the various cyber attacks undertaken to accomplish this crime, are somewhat related to infringements of intellectual properties that we cover here at IPWatchdog. The …

News & Notes for September 2013

Clouding IP Faces Inter Partes Review at the USPTO. ***** Goodlatte's Second "Discussion Draft" of Patent Reform Legislation. ***** IPO White Paper Calls for Update to Patent Examination System. ***** …
By Gene Quinn
7 years ago 0

FTC Settles Charges That Payday Loan Tossed Sensitive Consumer Data into Trash Dumpsters

A company that provides management services to more than 300 payday loan and check cashing stores, and an affiliated company that owns and operates several stores, will pay $101,500 …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 1

Beware of Third Party Facebook Application Security Risks

You've seen it all over the place... Privacy Concerns, Security Issues, Identity Stolen, Dangers of Social Networking, Social Media Threats, Personal Information Sold. All too often Facebook …
By Renee C. Quinn
10 years ago 10

CA Internet Security & Identity Theft Protection

On Monday, November 24, 2008, CA announced the immediate availability of its CA Internet Security Suite Plus 2009. Each element of the suite, which includes a personal firewall, anti-virus, anti-spyware, …
By Gene Quinn
12 years ago 0