National Fraud Center: Internet is driving identity theft
Source: CNN - Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
Cryptography For all its promise, Internet commerce is also fostering a boom in the number of criminals using false identification to perpetrate a smorgasbord of crimes, according to a report released Thursday by the National Fraud Center. "The Internet takes . . . For all its promise, Internet commerce is also fostering a boom in the number of criminals using false identification to perpetrate a smorgasbord of crimes, according to a report released Thursday by the National Fraud Center. "The Internet takes the shadowy form of the identity thief and provides him or her [with] the shelter of its anonymity, and the speed of its electronic transmissions," the report said. "The potential harm caused by an identity thief using the Internet is exponential."

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