Indictment here marks "new age" of ID theft

Friday, 7 September 2007, 12:25 PM EST

A Seattle resident allegedly used the peer-to-peer network to infiltrate hundreds of people's hard drives and steal tax returns, student financial-aid forms and other sensitive personal data. According to a federal indictment, Kopiloff then used that information to create bogus credit-card and bank accounts and illegally purchased thousands of dollars in merchandise.

At the Seattle Times.

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