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COVID Spawns Businesses ID Theft

While consumer identity theft has historically been more common than ID theft targeting businesses, commercial credit reporting firm Dun & Bradstreet saw more than a 100 percent increase in business identity theft last year. That number is expected to increase this year as the COVID-19 pandemic reaps havoc on the economy and impacts many small businesses that are prime targets for organized crime rings. A particularly aggressive business ID theft ring that’s spent years targeting small businesses across the country is using government relief programs and unemployment benefits to scale up their attacks, read the full article here Krebs on Security.