[ISN] Good news on ID theft
isn at c4i.org
Mon Dec 12 03:16:28 EST 2005
Forwarded from: Adam Shostack <adam at homeport.org>
Oh, come on. It's not the size of the breach, it's what data was
taken. Or perhaps it's the size of the data set: "A computerized
analysis of four data breaches..."
On Fri, Dec 09, 2005 at 12:37:13AM -0600, InfoSec News wrote:
| By Bruce V. Bigelow
| UNION-TRIBUNE STAFF WRITER
| December 8, 2005
| A computerized analysis of four data breaches that compromised
| personal information on some 500,000 people suggests the alarm that
| often accompanies electronic break-ins may be largely unwarranted.
| On the other hand, the study also suggests that publicity can help
| deter fraudsters from using the stolen data.
| The analysis, conducted over the past six months by San Diego's ID
| Analytics, is believed to be the first to calculate just how much
| fraud occurred after each security breach.
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