Cyber  Security
 
 
 
 What is Identity Theft?

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How to Avoid Identity Theft and
A Guide for Victims
 
 
From the Virginia Attorney General:
 
The Attorney General's Computer Crimes section and Victim Notification program are dedicated to empowering Virginians to protect themselves from identity crime and financial crimes, and works with Virginians who find themselves victims to this increasingly common crime. The office publishes the informational resource
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
What to do if your Identity is Stolen
 
From the Federal Trade Commission (FTC):
 
Identity theft happens when someone steals your personal information and uses it without your permission. It is a serious crime that can wreak havoc with your finances, credit history, and reputation – and it can take time, money, and patience to resolve. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the nation’s consumer protection agency, prepared this guide to help you repair the damage that identity theft can cause, and reduce the risk of identity theft happening to you.
 
If you suspect that someone has stolen your identity, acting quickly is the best way to limit the damage. Setting things straight involves some work. This guide has tips, worksheets, blank forms, and sample letters to guide you through the recovery process. It covers:
 
      • what identity theft victims must do immediately
      • what problems may crop up
      • how you can reduce your risk of identity theft
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Are you still running Windows XP at home?
 
On April 8, 2014, Microsoft stopped providing any type of security updates for Windows XP, possibly leaving your home system vulnerable, and potentially any of your on-line personal information (such as: medical records, on-line banking, on-line shopping, on-line taxes, pictures and music collections) could become at risk.
 
Mr. Frank Hunt, of the PWC Planning Department, has put together some very valuable information for the PWC Home users to consider as the Windows XP operating system reaches end of life. 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

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Contacts: Chief Information Security Officer
Phone:  703-792-7956;   703-792-7179
 
 

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 Current Threats

 
 

 Breaches & Incidents

 
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Date: 05 FEB 2015
Affected Users: 80 Million
How: Hacked databases
Nationwide, multiple states
 
Health insurer Anthem Inc. has suffered a massive data breach after hackers gained access to a corporate database reportedly containing personal information on as many as 80 million of the health insurer's current and former U.S. customers and employees.
 
 
Anthem Facts - Webpage