Last fall, the Government Accountability Office found that Social Security numbers are under attack and your personal records are more exposed than you’d like to think. At least that seems to be the observation in a frightening study that says among other things that 85% of large counties and 41% of small counties in the U.S. make records that may contain SSNs generally available in bulk or online.
In early June, when a Cornell employee’s computer contained the names and social security numbers of more than 45,000 students and staff members, it was the school’s third data breach in the past four years.
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Experts Say Universities Susceptible to Data Breaches
According to a recent study, Social Security numbers may be predicted using personal information posted on social networking sites
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Is Your Facebook Account a Gold Mine for Identity Thieves?