An Arlington, VA resident who believed he had erased all of the information on his hard drive was shocked to learn that within minutes, experts had found both his and his wife’s social security numbers.
According to the Federal Trade Commission and the Federal Bureau of Investigations, “Laptop theft is the second most common computer crime and less than 2 percent of those stolen laptops are ever recovered. Four in five (81%) of US firms have had at least one laptop stolen containing sensitive information according to a recent study.” According to Paul Stevens, Director of Policy and Advocacy with Privacy Rights Clearinghouse (a private advocacy group) there have been approximately 217 million records stolen in the past three years, 2005-2008.
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Actual statistics about online Identity Theft I found this today and thought I would share it here. It’s a summary from ABA Creative Web Services about a study done on online shopping and Internet-related fraud. It is a commonly held belief that Internet use increases the chance of Identity theft. Thanks to a study by …