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China denies cybertheft following Equifax accusations

February 11, 2020

BEIJING (AP) — China denied involvement in any hacking activities on Tuesday after the United States indicted four members of the Chinese military for allegedly breaking into the computer networks of the Equifax credit reporting agency and stealing...

US says Chinese military stole masses of Americans’ data

By ERIC TUCKER and MICHAEL BALSAMO | February 10, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Four members of the Chinese military have been charged with breaking into the computer networks of the Equifax credit reporting agency and stealing the personal information of tens of millions of Americans, the Justice Department said...

Google sees all users do with new privacy act

By Dan Martynowicz | February 21, 2012

Someone once stole my Mother's identity and used it to send threatening letters to President Bush.Do I have your attention? Good.A few hours later, three heavily armed secret service agents came to my house in a black sedan. Nothing kills a party like...

Online records make us more vulnerable to identity theft

Online records make us more vulnerable to identity theft

By Nathan Fulkerson | April 17, 2011

The Internet is a useful tool for social interaction, business, education and any number of purposes. However, this increasing use of the Internet for every aspect of our lives puts a lot of our personal information into online storage, which in turn...