Hackers selling IDs for $14

This post is from David Evans, at The Progress Bar

Did you see the rejected Superbowl commercials for Godaddy? One particularly funny one was about two guys, one kept asking the other what his girlfriends name was, then his mother and his dog. The guy would immediately purchase their names as a domain name, to the others guys frustration.

Why do I bring this up? Macworld writes about a Symantec report that says hackers are selling ID’s and credit card numbers on the net.

U.S.-based credit cards with a card verification number were available for between US$1 to $6, while an identity — including a U.S. bank account, credit card, date of birth and government-issued identification number — was available for between $14 to $18.

Now it’s even easier to buy someone on the internet, for only $18, scary.

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Kim Cameron

Work on identity.