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Putting an End to Account-Hijacking Identity Theft
December 14, 2004
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Identity theft is one of the fastest growing types of consumer fraud. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has estimated that, during 2003, almost ten million Americans discovered they were the victims of identity theft, with a total cost to businesses and consumers of over $50 billion. This study focuses on a subset of identity theft that is of particular concern to financial institutions insured by the FDIC and to the institutions' customers: unauthorized access to and misuse of existing asset accounts primarily through phishing and hacking, hereinafter referred to as “account hijacking.”

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