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MTA Workers’ Personal Information Found On CD That Was Sold

The Social Security numbers and other personal information of about 15,000 New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority workers has appeared on a CD inside a refurbished CD drive sold by a retailer.

03/13/2014

There are companies out there paid to find out everything about your finances -- and you have no ammunition to fight back because what they do is all legal. (Photo: CBS 2)

Seen At 11: Consumer Reporting Agencies Can Legally Obtain Your Personal Info

We know how important a credit report can be. It affects everything from getting a loan, a job, even a date. Now, there’s a new kind of report, so detailed, it reveals your most private information — and it’s all perfectly legal.

11/12/2013

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Seen At 11: Is Your Favorite Fitness App Keeping Your Personal Info Secure?

Health and fitness apps designed to help with everything from diet and exercise to monitoring a health condition have been gaining popularity.

10/09/2013

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City Admits Security Guarding Citi Bike Users’ Information Was Breached

Citi Bike users – many of them already frustrated by other problems with the program – have now learned that their personal information has been compromised.

07/23/2013

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Seen At 11: Authorities Crack Down On Data Brokers Who Track Your Web Activity

Federal authorities have launched a crackdown on data brokers – people who track your every search and purchase on the Internet and sell the information.

03/12/2013

Cyber extortion is the latest computer crime wave sweeping the country, in which computers are held for ransom. (Graphic: CBS 2)

Computer Ransom: Your Personal Files Hijacked And Held Hostage

Imagine your personal information and all your computer files being taken, hijacked and held for ransom. That is exactly what happens in the latest cyberscam.

02/06/2013

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Hacker Convicted Of Stealing iPad Users’ Personal Information

A man has been convicted of hacking into AT&T’s servers and stealing more than 120,000 e-mail addresses of iPad users – including Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

11/20/2012

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Con Artists Targeting Seniors On Long Island

It’s the season of giving, but con artists are making the most of the generosity of seniors by scamming them out of thousands of dollars.

12/01/2010