Putting an End to Account-Hijacking Identity Theft
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Putting an End to Account-Hijacking Identity Theft

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  • Publisher's site:
    https://www.fdic.gov/ | FDIC.gov
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  • Description:
    Background (Pg 4)

    Definition of Identity Theft (Pg 4)

    Survey of the Problem of Account Hijacking (Pg 6)

    Summary (Pg 14)

    Legislative and Regulatory Responses to Identity Theft (Pg 15)

    Standards for Protecting Information (Pg 15)

    Information to Consumers (Pg 16)

    Increased Penalties and Tools for Law Enforcement (Pg 16)

    Summary (Pg 17)

    Industry Responses to Identity Theft (Pg 18)

    Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (Pg 18)

    Anti-Phishing Working Group (Pg 19)

    Identity Theft Assistance Corporation (Pg 19)

    Infragard (Pg 20)

    Financial Institution Web Site Alerts (Pg 20)

    Summary (Pg 21)

    The Use of Technology to Mitigate (Pg 22)

    Scanning Tools (Pg 22)

    Scanning Software (Pg 22)

    Server Log Analysis Software (Pg 23)

    E-Mail Authentication (Sender ID) (Pg 24)

    User Authentication (Pg 25)

    Shared Secrets (Pg 26)

    Tokens (Pg 27)

    Biometrics (Pg 30)

    Summary (Pg 36)

    Findings (Pg 38)

    References (Pg 39)

  • Content Notes:
    Table 1: How Victims' Information is Misused (Pg 12)

    Table 2: Leading Threats against Deposit Accounts, by Bank Size Group (Pg 14)

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  • Agencies Involved:
    Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC);Federal Trade Commission (FTC);Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI);U.S. Department of Homeland Security;U.S. Department of the Treasury;
  • Law Involved:
    Identity Theft and Assumption Deterrence Act of 1998 (ID Theft Act);Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003 (FACT Act);Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA);Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA);Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required To Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism (USA PATRIOT ACT) Act of 2001;Identity Theft Penalty Enhancement Act;Internet False Identification Prevention Act of 2000;
  • Other Institutions Involved:
    American Bankers Association;National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST);
  • Source:
    FDIC Website
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