ID thieves search ultimate pot of gold databases

Thursday, 23 June 2005, 9:01 AM EST

Thieves who supply online criminals with stolen IDs are increasingly going for the big score: stealing directly from banking-transaction databases.

A California privacy law that requires businesses and agencies to disclose thefts of personal data has heightened awareness of the issue. But the record theft underscores concern that the pace of identity theft appears to be accelerating, security experts and law enforcement officials say.

By Byron Acohido and Jon Swartz at USA Today.

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