There are reports that that the number of identities for
sale on the Web has more than doubled in the short period since the VA data was
One privacy monitoring firm has told reporters that, just in the past few weeks, his organization has seen an increase in
the sale of personal information linked to military addresses and more than a 100% increase
in the personal data for sale in underground criminal chat rooms.
Unbelievably, by this morning some of the major news outlets
have already dropped this story from their main news pages.
Searching on the opening pages of both www.cbsnews.comand www.abcnews.go.com showed no mention of
the biggest identity theft in history.
This story has already been pushed to the back
pages! Perhaps when they get some exciting video it will make it back to the main page!
Those who suspect that there is more to this data theft than has been reported may have more than paranoia to go on. Last night I saw news
reports that the unnamed person responsible is not just unnamed, he/she may be in
hiding on the West coast at least the FBI apparently havent been able to
catch up with them to interview them about the incident.