Not Theft but Loss

Online Security, Offline Problems

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On a more serious note, despite the sound and fury around hacking, and phishing and what not, most identity theft happens because of offline problems. Back in February, Bank of America lost computer tapes containing data for some 1.2 million U.S. government employees. A few months ago, Time Warner lost confidential information on most of its employees. ChoicePoint and LexisNexis have also suffered problems. [via Om Malik's Broadband Blog]