Huge Identity Theft Online

from the not-looking-good dept

If you thought some of those e-tailers who had their credit card databases hacked were bad, here’s one that will make you sick. An unknown number of folks who signed up for cell phone service online from Verizon Wireless, AT&T Wireless or one of their sales partners have had all of their information stolen and distributed. This includes things like social security number and date of birth. In other words, more than enough information to open up bank accounts, set up credit cards, and do lots of other identity theft related activities. What ever happened to security? Some of the people had their information published and MSNBC contacted them. For all of them, it seems, they felt safe giving that info online because they thought large companies like Verizon and AT&T would keep the information safe.

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