Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Identity theft

The NY Times is reporting about a surge in online identity theft.

"Want drive fast cars?" asks an advertisement, in broken English, atop the
Web site iaaca.com. "Want live in premium hotels? Want own beautiful girls? It's
possible with dumps from Zo0mer." A "dump," in the blunt vernacular of a
relentlessly flourishing online black market, is a credit card number. And what
Zo0mer is peddling is stolen account information - name, billing address, phone
- for Gold Visa cards and MasterCards at $100 apiece.

So let's get this one straight. You can get someone's stolen personal account information for only $100. You just go to the site, give the thief your personal account information, and get someone else's. Sounds foolproof to me!


Anonymous said...

The people giving their personal information to get personal information are exactly the type of people that should not have credit anyway. Loaded Gun. Child. Bad.

Peter Taylor said...

Interesting observation, Josh! Keep it up, you made my day. HA HA

Joshua Trupin said...

I invite everyone to visit Peter Taylor's blog on MSDN.