Hackers selling IDs for $14, Symantec says

Tuesday, 20 March 2007, 12:15 AM EST

Identity thieves are offering a person's credit-card number, date of birth, and other sensitive information for as little as $14 over the Internet, said a new report on online threats released Monday.

The data is sold on so-called "underground economy servers," used by criminal organizations to hawk information they've captured through hacking, Symantec said in its Internet Security Threat Report, which tracked online trends from June to December 2006. The information can then be used for identity scams such as opening a bank account in a false name.

At InfoWorld.

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