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Saturday, April 26, 2008

CYBER-GRAVEROBBER

A woman in Southern California has used the Social Security Master Death Index to commit ID theft on a major scale. Authorities there have charged her in a 15-count indictment with assuming the identities of recently deceased persons in order to gain access to credit cards and bank accounts. The case is refueling debate over what records should be available online, and which records ought to be kept confidential…

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