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    Senior Member nihil's Avatar
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    Value of stolen identities?

    I found this article about the "internet value" of stolen personal data. This is not the potential loss aspect as this obviously varies enormously from individual to individual.

    It is about the "street value" at which criminals trade this information:


    And TJMAXX lost 46 million records................?

    I thought that this might be of interest and a possible help in persuading users to be more careful. I get a lot who would say "my data isn't worth anything", well my point is that it has an intrinsic street value.

    The data thieves don't know you are not that interesting, and don't care, as they are getting paid on quantity not quality, and they wouldn't know until they had stolen it anyway?
    Last edited by nihil; March 31st, 2007 at 12:44 PM.

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