Tuesday, March 27, 2007

ID Theft Doubles in Two Months

Online identity theft grew at an unprecedented rate during the first two months of 2007, as its two chief components -- malware and phishing -- skyrocketed at rates of 50 to 200 percent.

A study scheduled to be released tomorrow by Internet monitoring firm Cyveillance Inc., found more than 3 million pieces of personal information available on the Web, including approximately 320,000 debit and credit card numbers, 1.4 million Social Security numbers, and 1.3 million account login credentials.

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