Sep 292018
 September 29, 2018  Posted by  Breaches, Youth & Schools

Over the past few years, there have been many warnings to parents about the need to check your children’s credit report – to find out if one exists when it shouldn’t – and to take steps to protect your children from identity theft.  If you don’t take steps, criminals can be misusing your children’s identity information for years and it will make it harder for you to straighten out your child’s records when they turn 18.

I haven’t continued to post such warning articles, but one headline caught my eye this morning:

Average Age Of Child Identity Theft Victim: 12

You might want to read that article.

Sep 282018
 September 28, 2018  Posted by  Breaches, Business, Court

Ross Todd reports:

That didn’t take long!

On the same day that Facebook Inc. announced in a post on the company’s blog that it had discovered a security breach affecting almost 50 million accounts earlier in the week, the company was hit a (sic) breach-related lawsuit.

Lawyers at  Morgan & Morgan and Clayeo C. Arnold, a Professional Corporation today filed a class action lawsuit against the company in the Northern District of California.

Lawsuit copy courtesy of The Recorder.

Sep 282018
 September 28, 2018  Posted by  Surveillance, U.S.

More security theatre? Or more opportunity to try to surveill law-abiding citizens? What is going on?

Lauren Hernandez reports:

Uniformed Department of Homeland Security officers seen patrolling BART trains and stations this week are members of a Transportation Security Administration team, according to BART and Department of Homeland Security officials.

Photos posted to social media, including a tweet by Janice Li, a San Francisco resident running for the Bay Area Rapid Transit Board of Directors, show a line of at least eight armed, uniformed DHS officials walking in the aisle among seated passengers on a train bound for the Civic Center BART station in San Francisco.

Read more on San Francisco Chronicle.

via Joe Cadillic