SSN

identity theft

Children’s Personal Data and SSNs Are Being Sold on the Dark Web

The data includes names, phone numbers, addresses, and Social Security Numbers.
Joseph Cox
12.21.18
Internet Insecurity

Facebook Has Hosted Stolen Identities and Social Security Numbers for Years

The social security numbers, addresses, phone numbers, and alleged credit card numbers of dozens of people are being advertised and sold on Facebook. The internet giant deleted some of them after Motherboard flagged the posts.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
4.24.18
Internet Insecurity

Replacing Social Security Numbers Is Harder Than You Think

Social security numbers are bad, but it's really hard to do better.
Steven Bellovin
10.5.17
equihax

Canada's Privacy Watchdog Is Investigating Equifax

The credit firm still won't say how many Canadians are affected.
Jordan Pearson
9.15.17
Internet Insecurity

Want to Know If Your SSN Was Included in the Equifax Breach? Good Luck!

There's no good way to know if your data was compromised in the Equifax hack.
Louise Matsakis
9.7.17
Internet Insecurity

More Like Social Insecurity Number, Amirite?

BURN THE SSN.
Jason Koebler
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
Derek Mead
9.7.17
Internet Insecurity

Firm Hired to Monitor Data Breaches Is Hacked, 143 Million Social Security Numbers Stolen

Equifax reveals hackers recently stole all kinds of sensitive data from its servers.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
9.7.17
Turbotax

I'm a Victim of Tax Season Cybercrime

And we are all victims of our unnecessarily convoluted tax system.
Sarah Jeong
4.19.17