Organization Launches Stolen Data Reporting Service

By  |  Friday, June 18, 2010 at 1:18 pm

The National Cyber-Forensics and Training Alliance (NCFTA) has launched a service called Internet Fraud Alert, which aims to act as a central location for researchers to report stolen data that they may find online. Microsoft developed the backend of the website, and then donated it to the NCFTA. While companies often perform internal investigations, it is common to find data that is actually stolen from another company. Until now, there was no way to share these findings easily.

Several companies including Microsoft, eBay, Paypal, Citizens Bank, and Accuity have partnered to offer support, and the service also has the blessing of the American Bankers Association, the Anti-Phishing Working Group, as well as the Federal Trade Commission. Approved organizations will be able to begin submitting found data immediately.

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