Saturday, January 12, 2019

Darkening of FTC during shutdown increases risk of identity theft



Apparently the Federal Trade Commission is dark during the shutdown, increasing the risk of identity theft from hackers or even pickpockets.  NBC News reports.

Major incidents are already reported.

  
Furthermore, a complaint to the FTC about possible payment processor collusion against some content creators using patronage systems online won’t get started right now.

Thursday, January 03, 2019

Experian analyzes the risk to average consumers from data breaches



For the New Year, Experian (aka TRW aka Chilton) has some embeddable charts on “where your personal information is most at risk” from 2018. From data breaches.


Or this one, data records lost by industry

  
Most of these breaches are so massive that the practical risk for any person is very low.  And more of them seem to come from foreign states.