As the Manafort trial begins, here's a glossary to help you navigate some wonky terms.
Here are three reasons why there should be breach-notification law.
Most people say they care about credit card security. They just don’t take time to deal with it before it’s too late. Click the audio player above to hear the full story.
If someone claiming to be from the IRS gives you a call, go ahead and hang up.
Fraud alerts, credit reports, freezes — the Federal Trade Commission has an action plan.
Governments and businesses are turning to biometrics to find a universal identifier.
Social Security numbers can be pretty vulnerable. Tell us your story.
Credit-rating agency Equifax has announced its computer systems were hacked from mid-May to late July and that personal data on as many as 143 million American consumers was compromised, including names, Social Security numbers, birth dates and addresses. CEO Richard F. Smith said in a press release that the data breach “strikes at the heart […]
Thieves are now hijacking phones, bank accounts, even 401(k)s.
We often talk about cyber security as a way to prevent other people from accessing your personal information, but what can you do if the worst actually happens? That’s what David Lazarus had to find out after someone used his social security number. Lazarus, who writes the Consumer Confidential column for the LA Times (and […]