identity theft

Government eyes ‘supporting role’ in identity management


Companies want to be your identity service providers and see the Social Security Administration as a test case for making verification more consistent and interoperable.

IRS: Information of 100,000 taxpayers may have been stolen from student aid tool


The tax-collection agency perceived as far back as September that the system could be a target but decided to keep it online.

OPM overpaying for identity theft protections after breach, watchdog says


A newly released report by the Government Accountability Office notes that OPM is providing coverage at a level that is “likely unnecessary” because “claims paid rarely exceed a few thousand dollars.”

IRS suspends online ID protection in wake of new fraud


The IRS has been dealt another blow its fight against tax fraud, announcing Monday that its​ temporarily suspended the use of the Identity Protection PIN tool.