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South Florida Firm Denies Link To Data Breach

A University of Pittsburgh Medical Center employee has sued the hospital, and a South Florida payroll processing firm it uses, for credit restoration services and identity theft insurance in the wake of a data breach that has seen hackers use the personal information of hundreds of employees to file bogus federal income tax returns.

05/11/2014

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ID Theft Bill Would Funnel Money To South Florida

A Senate committee has approved a bill that would toughen penalties for identity theft and send money to three counties in South Florida for beefed-up law enforcement.

CBS Miami–04/01/2014

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Beware Of Tax Refund ID Theft

It is that time again. Time to begin filing your 2013 tax returns. It’s also time for the thieves and scammers to try to get your tax refund before you do. Tonight, CBS4’s David Sutta looks at the skyrocketing cost of identity theft impacting taxpayers, and what’s being done to reign in fleeced IRS refunds.

CBS4–02/10/2014

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Yahoo Email Account Passwords Stolen

Yahoo has been added to the list of breached companies after usernames and passwords of some of the email customers were stolen and used to gather personal information about people those Yahoo mail users had recently corresponded with, the company said Thursday.

01/31/2014

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Government To Track Down Thieves In Target Breach

Attorney General Eric Holder says the Justice Department is committed to tracking down those responsible for stealing information from millions of Target customers.

01/29/2014

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Lauderdale Lakes Man Pleads Guilty To ID Theft Tax Scheme

A Lauderdale Lakes man will be sentenced this April for his part in an identity theft tax scheme that netted him and his co-defendants more than $200,000.

01/26/2014

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Florida Leads Nation In Identity Theft

When it comes thieves stealing personal information, Florida tops the list. Florida has the highest rate of identity theft in the nation, according to Miami U.S. Attorney Wifredo Ferrer.

01/15/2014

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Miami Gardens Man Pleads Guilty To Identity Theft

A Miami Gardens man has pleaded guilty to identity theft. Jean-Elguentino entered his plea Monday in federal court.

12/24/2013

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Lawsuits Filed In Wake Of Target Credit Card Breach

Lawsuits are now being filed in the wake of the Target security breach. Three class-action lawsuits have now been filed following the theft of data on about 40 million credit and debit card accounts of shoppers at Target from Nov. 27 to Dec. 15.

CBS Miami–12/23/2013

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Target Customers At Risk After Credit Card Security Breach

If you shop at Target, be on the lookout for fraudulent charges on your credit and debit cards. The Secret Service is now investigating whether card information was stolen from Target in what’s being called a massive data breach.

CBS Miami–12/19/2013

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