Consumer Affairs reports on a new identity theft study that reaffirms the need to take proactive measures to protect your security. Attorney Daniel J. Siegel of the Law Offices of Daniel J. Siegel, LLC and Integrated Technology Services, LLC, is quoted in the article, reminding everyone that mutlifactor authentication is essential. Click here to read the article.
The article explains that, according to the Identity Theft Research Center, the biggest increases in the last year were:
Reports from victims of non-financial account takeover (235% increase over 2020)
Social media account takeover (1,044% increase over 2020)
Identity misuse involving government credentials or accounts (154% increase from 2019-2020 and 7% increase from 2020 to 2021)