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Data Breach Exposes 3.5 Million Social Security Numbers

A massive data breach at the Texas state comptroller’s office publicly posted the names and Social Security numbers of 3.5 million residents for nearly a year. In some cases dates of birth and driver’s license numbers were also accessible until the breach was discovered March 31. Full story

Identity thieves targeting children

   New research shows identity thieves are increasingly targeting children, even stealing Social Security numbers from infants. KNSD's Bob Hansen reports.

Disneyland Workers Sue Over Identity (Theft) Cards

While most know it as a magical, fairy tale world of adventure, Disneyland employees are taking action over concerns that their Social Security numbers are being taken for a ride at the theme park. Full story

Most workers expose sensitive info outside office

Two-thirds of employees put sensitive data at risk when working outside the workplace, and some workers even expose highly regulated and confidential information such as customer credit card and Social Security numbers, according to a recent study. Full story

Avoid these common tax-filing mistakes

With all the records to gather, it's easy to make a mistake on your federal tax return. Here are some of the most common errors to avoid. Full story

ID theft, data breaches jumped 33 percent in 2010

The Identity Theft Resource Center recorded 662 data breaches in the United States in 2010, a nearly 33 percent increase from 2009. Full story

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  Report: One in 7 are victims of SSN fraud

According to a new report that analyzed 290 million Social Security numbers, 40 million of them have been attached to more than one name. Msnbc.com’s Bob Sullivan explains how you can protect yourself from fraud.

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