100 Million & Counting

The Register reports a new milestone in identity theft. The total number of US customer records compromised as a result of security errors has hit the 100 million mark.

"The running total of potential compromised records recorded by the US Privacy Rights Clearinghouse since February 2005 reached this milestone with news last week of the loss of a laptop by a Boeing worker, a breach that potentially affected 382,000 current and previous workers at the aircraft manufacturer."