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Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Addicted to Fraud: Tracing the Portrait of an Identity Thief

The New York Times has an interesting piece presenting a closer look and an interview with identity theft addict, Mr. Shiva Brent Sharma. A great read for anyone even remotely interested in information security.

As far back as 2002, Mr. Sharma began picking the locks on consumer credit lines using a computer, the Internet and a deep understanding of online commerce, Internet security and simple human nature, obtained through years of trading insights with like-minded thieves in online forums. And he deployed the now-common rods and reels of data theft -- e-mail solicitations and phony Web sites -- that fleece the unwitting.

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