P2P Identity Theft

Boy are those hackers are creative is all I could think when I learned a person used LimeWire to steal personal information such as tax returns from people’s computers. The hacker subsequently used this information to commit identity theft. Thankfully law enforcement including the secret service helped solve this case and as you might imagine it is very difficult to solve a case of identity theft via p2p file-sharing network.
 
Having your identity stolen in this manner is a really tough crime to solve and if you have a computer that others use, you may want to make sure that LimeWire and other file sharing software is not installed. If it is be sure to set it to only share files in directories that do not contain your confidential information such as passwords and tax returns.
 
Good luck and may the p2p firewall be with you. 😉
 
Here is more from the Seattle Times.

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    September 8, 2007 at 2:19 am

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