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Under Armour App Breached; 150 Million Users Affected

Since March 28, Under Armour has been notifying about 150 million users that their personal information was stolen in a February 2018 security breach of its MyFitnessPal product, a food and nutrition application.

Hackers Breach Saks, Lord & Taylor Payment Systems

Saks Fifth Avenue and Lord & Taylor confirmed on April 1 that hackers had breached their payment systems, stealing the card information of more than 5 million customers.

880K Payment Cards Accessed in Orbitz Breach

Personal information on as many as 880,000 payment cards was accessed in a security breach of the travel website Orbitz, company officials disclosed on March 20.

BJC HealthCare Reveals Data Storage Server Access

The personal information of 33,420 patients of BJC HealthCare was exposed to the Internet for seven months, the St. Louis-based healthcare company stated in a March press release.

New Breed of Identity Thief Breaks Records in 2017

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Despite aggressive efforts throughout the industry to prevent identity fraud, almost 1 million more consumers were victims of ID theft in 2017 than in 2016 – hitting an all-time high of 16.7 million and financial losses topping $16.8 billion, according to the Javelin Strategy & Research 2018 Identity Fraud Study.

New Tax Scam: Thieves Deposit Stolen Refund, Then Want Money Returned

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Tax refund thieves are becoming more brazen. The newest twist: Depositing pilfered tax refunds in the taxpayers’ bank accounts and then requesting the money be returned.

FedEx Customer Data Exposed

The personal information from more than 119,000 FedEx customers may have been unsecured for several years, according to security researchers for Kromtech.

Medical Identity Theft Spreads Rapidly

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Your medical records may be putting your financial health at risk – the fastest growing form of identity theft is medical records theft.

Healthcare Breaches Down But Incidents Up in 2017

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Over 5.5 million health records for patients were breached last year, a significant drop from 2016, according to a report by Protenus, a company that provides an artificial intelligence platform used by health systems and academic medical centers to analyze their medical record systems.

Tax Return Theft a Big Payday for Hackers

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Tax-related identity theft remains one of the IRS “Dirty Dozen” top tax scams. While heftier safeguards implemented in 2016 helped the IRS catch 787,000 fraudulent returns totaling more than $4 billion, they still paid out $239 million in suspicious refunds.