Privacy from the trenches

Friday, 15 April 2005, 6:08 AM EST

Where is stolen data going? To professional thieves who are using it for identity theft, of course. We're not talking about some imagined stalker maybe using some publicly accessible maps and phone numbers to hypothetically harass you - we're talking about real, organized bands of criminals screwing up your credit rating, stealing gobs of money, disrupting economies worldwide, and causing general havoc, online and off. THAT is what people should worry about!

By Scott Granneman at SecurityFocus.

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