[LINK] Bruce Schneier: Privacy eroded in virtual world
cas at taz.net.au
Fri Mar 11 13:39:27 EST 2005
On Fri, Feb 25, 2005 at 05:43:53PM +1100, Craig Sanders wrote:
> BTW, the Choicepoint scandal in the US at the moment is an excellent example
> of the dangers. identity thieves acquired personal details about hundreds of
> thousands of americans from Choice Point by setting up a phony business and
> registering as a choicepoint customer. so far, over 750 people have been
> defrauded by identity theft as a result.
and, predictably, there's another one:
"Reuters is currently running a story regarding LexisNexis being tapped into
by identity thieves who accessed up to 32,000 customer profiles. Information
hit included names, addresses, Social Security and driver's license numbers.
This comes on the heels of rival ChoicePoint being breached for 145,000
profiles last month in a similar case. Better check yourself."
craig sanders <cas at taz.net.au> (part time cyborg)
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