An #Outsider Newsflash (Special Edition): FTC Releases Alert on Identity Theft
This was just issued by US-CERT on Identity Theft which we wanted to report on as we wish all a fabulous memorial day weekend in the United States....
National Cyber Awareness System:
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has released an alert about how quickly criminals begin using your personal information once it is posted to a hacker site by an identity thief. FTC researchers found that it can take as few as 9 minutes for crooks to access stolen personal information posted to hacker sites. To prevent identity theft, a user should follow password security best practices, such as multi-factor authentication, which requires a user to simultaneously present multiple pieces of information to verify their identity.