Tag Archives: Identity theft

Data Breaches Big and Small

A Small Data Breach Can Explain a Big One A Small Example A U.S. temp staffing company recently closed down and abandoned its offices in the middle of its lease, leaving behind boxes of files.  These files contained sensitive information about the applicants who had used the temp company’s services in the past. The files […]

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Incidences of Identity Theft at Epidemic Levels

Incidences of identity theft are believed to be at epidemic levels as fraudsters are alleged to be obtaining personal information so they can apply for store cards and loans in other peoples’ names. Nearly 90,000 cases of identity theft were reported in the UK in the first six months of 2017, a 5% increase over […]

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RKN Global on Fake Cosmetics

Early in February 2017, China’s police seized £100 million worth of fake cosmetics during a raid on Taizhou City.1 Fake products are a huge problem for the cosmetics industry, which struggles to deal with the rise of counterfeit goods.2 While many of us wish to save money on cosmetics, those who do so could be […]

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RKN Global on Border Security: Various Observations

The importance of the issue of border security has come increasingly into the public awareness in recent years. Recent terrorist attacks at home and abroad have prompted debate about increasing security at borders. RKN Global’s founder, Ronald K. Noble, identified border security as one of the most pressing security issues facing countries around the world […]

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RKN Global on “Popular” Fraud Schemes

It’s estimated that in the UK alone, 149,600 fraud offenses were reported between January and March 2016. This is a staggering amount, suggesting that almost 50,000 people are subjected to fraud every month in the UK. But the UK is not alone in its incidences of fraud.  For example, approximately 10% of insurance claims in […]

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