At first blush one might be cheered by the results of the newly released Javelin Strategy & Research 2010 Identity Fraud Survey Report.
The Good News
Identity fraud incidents decreased in the United States by 28%. That’s three million less victims than reported in their findings in 2009.
The total overall fraud amount dropped from $56 billion to $37 billion in 2010.
The list of major American consumer brands that have suffered data breaches this year has grown by one in the last few weeks.
But it’s a big one – McDonald’s™. The company was recently victimized by data breaches that left the personal data of its customers exposed to cyber criminals.
The fast food giant fumbled a major e-mail campaign last month,...
There was a song from the ’30s or ’40s entitled, “How Could You Believe Me When I Said I Loved You When You Know I’ve Been A Liar All My Life.” In an age where the worlds of online dating and identity theft collide with disastrous results, for many this tune might as well be a personal soundtrack.