Even though parts of the U.S. federal government remain closed due to the ongoing shutdown, identity thieves are not taking any time off.
In fact, because the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is shut down so hackers now have even more opportunity to steal online data. The FTC is the agency that citizens report identity theft to receive support to recover from it.
Currently, the FTC's IdentityTheft.gov website says, “We will resume normal operations when the government is funded.”
So, now more than ever, it is important to ensure your online data is as safe as it can be.
Check out these resources from our website for online security tips and recommendations: