Posts Tagged ‘identity theft’

University’s servers hacked; no data was lost

STARKVILLE — Mississippi State University was a victim of a cyber-attack to its servers, but no data was lost, the university said. Sid Salter, MSU director of university relations, said in a statement: “Mississippi State University was the target of a cyber-attack on one of the university’s servers, but a preliminary investigation indicates that no […] [...]

Another electricity cooperative suspends e-checks due to scams

HATTIESBURG — The Dixie Electric Power Association is not accepting e-check payments due to a recent scam, claiming that the federal government is paying utility bills. The Hattiesburg American reports the scam included an invalid routing number, prompting the association’s management to shut down the e-check payment option until further notice. Aaron Zumwalt, administration and […] [...]

Debit card scam widens; now includes three banks

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — A debit card scam that began late last month has widened, according to Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley. Presley sent a release last week warning of a series of scam calls claiming to be BancorpSouth and Renasant Bank, asking customers to either validate or re-instate their debit cards. Yesterday, Presley announced the […] [...]

FBI issues alert on federal grant scam

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The FBI has warned Mississippi residents of a telephone scam that claims the person is eligible for a $5,000 to $10,000 grant from the Grants Department of the federal government. It supposedly can be used for home or residential purposes. The FBI says in a statement that a claim code containing two […] [...]

Resort officials say security breach reports inaccurate

PHILADELPHIA — Officials with Pearl River Resort has issued a statement on reports regarding a potential breach in security of the processing system for credit and debit cards at the Pearl River Resort. Officials say reports have not been wholly accurate. Guests’ personal financial information is secure and protected, and no ATMs were affected during […] [...]

More details released on stolen UMMC laptop

by Published: December 22,2011

Tags: computers, health, healthcare, hospitals, identity theft, medicine, thefts

JACKSON — The University of Mississippi Medical Center and the Mississippi State Department of Health has released more details about a stolen laptop computer containing sensitive, personal information about a health study’s participants as well as some UMMC patients. UMMC and MSDH are informing nearly 1,500 participants in research studies of a breach of their […] [...]

Study participants alerted to stolen UMMC laptop

JACKSON — Officials are warning about 1,500 participants in health studies that a laptop containing some personal information was stolen. The computer, assigned to a University of Mississippi Medical Center faculty member, was stolen Oct. 31 from a Jackson clinic after it was left unsecured. Records of one study, with 1,400 patients, include age, sex, […] [...]

Jury indicts 12 in alleged fake ID scheme

HATTIESBURG — A federal grand jury has issued a second indictment for 12 people charged in an alleged scheme to make fake Social Security cards, driver’s licenses and state identification cards for illegal immigrants. Court records detailed a sophisticated operation in which names and pictures were allegedly sent by cell phones and then used for […] [...]

Hood warns of return of phishing scam

by Published: June 14,2010

Tags: identity theft, law enforcement, phishing, scam

JACKSON — A common scam has resurfaced in Northeast Mississippi, warns Attorney General Jim Hood. Consumers in that area have called the Attorney General’s Office and the Mississippi Public Service Commission about suspicious phone calls they have received recently. In the calls, consumers are advised that their bank cards have been deactivated, frozen or are […] [...]

FBI investigating iPad security breach

by Published: June 11,2010

Tags: cyber crime, identity theft, law enforcement

NEW YORK — The FBI said yesterday that it is investigating a data breach at AT&T that exposed the e-mail addresses of more than 114,000 owners of the Apple iPad, including government officials. The agency said it is looking into “the potential cyber threat” from the breach. AT&T Inc. said it has no comment. The […] [...]

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