Monday, June 13, 2005

Identity thefts often inside job

Not sure if this is news to any regular readers of this blog, but privacy incidents are very often the fault of employees. Poorly trained employees and malicious employees:

Identity thefts often inside job:

"You do everything right.

You protect your Social Security number like the Swiss Guard protects the pope.

You shred more documents than a secretary for Oliver North.

You never -- ever -- respond to those e-mails requesting PIN numbers and birth dates.

But before you can say "Club Med, Bora Bora," some identity thief has booked the honeymoon suite there with a credit card in your name.

How could this happen?

Here's the scary reality: It might have been an inside job.

And there's no way you could have stopped it...."

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