Computer hackers have discovered a lucrative way to gain personal information such as Social Security numbers, birth dates, and detailed financial data. Thieves steal the login credentials from a credit report re-seller or financial institution and download credit reports with enough information to open new credit cards, qualify for loans, get a driver’s license, and even receive medical treatment fraudulently.
In the past six years it is estimated that over 17,000 credit reports are known to be compromised using this approach although the potential exposure is over 700 million consumers. This highlights the issue that no matter how careful you are with your personal information your data may still be at risk. If your data is compromised, we can quickly detect misuse and help you restore your identity. To learn more, visit www.InfoArmor.com.
Bloomberg “Experian Customers Unsafe as Hackers Steal Credit Report Data” 10/29/2012.