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U.S. News: R.I. 2nd most-at-risk state for identity theft

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island ranked second in the nation for highest risk of identity theft crimes, according to a new U.S. News and World...

ACLU files lawsuit against RIPTA, United Healthcare over data breach

PROVIDENCE – Earlier this year, Alexandra Morelli received a distressing notification: Her personal data had been compromised in an August 2021 cyberattack on the...

Warwick woman charged with posing as wounded Marine Corps veteran

PROVIDENCE – A Rhode Island woman was charged in federal court Monday with fraudulently claiming to be a U.S. Marine Corps veteran with lung...

Former R.I. law firm employee to plead guilty to federal fraud,...

PROVIDENCE - A former bookkeeper and office manager for a Rhode Island law firm will plead guilty to federal charges of bank fraud, wire...

Former auto transport owner arrested, charged with wire and mail fraud

PROVIDENCE – Michael Chaves, former owner of CAT/Colonial Auto Transport Inc. in East Providence, now defunct, was arrested and charged with wire fraud and...

Is a ransomware attack a reportable data breach?

Ransomware involves the denial of access to a user’s data; often, a hacker encrypts an organization’s data with a key known only to the...

Michigan man pleads guilty to bank fraud, ID theft involving R.I....

PROVIDENCE – Deandray Buckley, of Belleville, Mich., pleaded guilty to two counts of bank fraud and two counts of aggravated identity theft, U.S. Attorney...

2 men indicted in credit card skimming scheme

PROVIDENCE – Juan Jose Rodriguez-Castro and Wilberd Armando Reyes-Castro were indicted by a federal grand jury on Nov. 1 in an alleged scheme to...

New law holds further ID theft protection for elders

PROVIDENCE – R.I. Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin has announced a new layer of protection aimed at reducing the numbers of elder identity theft...

Protect against identity theft

You cannot pick up a newspaper or turn on the television without learning about a data breach that’s affected millions of consumers. This was the...
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