Social security numbers for sale

In America, you are only a person if you have a social security number. If you don’t but want one, good news: there are hundreds of thousands of IDs for sale on the web right now. One hacker claims that more than $100,000 worth of his stolen numbers has already changed hands. Experts see the main problem being that the original owners of the IDs could also lose out if …

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Data disappeared with the help of a laptop

The financial department of a US healthcare institution was broken into, and the thieves made off with several valuable computers. The computers are valuable mainly for the data they contain: one of them was used to store the personal data of 200,000 patients. Nearly 2,000 people also had data recorded that is easy to misuse: bank card information and social security numbers.