General discussion of identity theft issues, including identity theft schemes, phishing scams, and related issues.
Judge Roy Bean
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A confluence of dumbness has led to a vulnerability in Equifax's system that has resulted in Kroger sending this warning in a letter to employees:
https://krebsonsecurity.com/2016/05/cro ... u-equifax/
We believe individuals gained access to some Kroger associates’ electronic W-2 forms and may have used the information to file tax returns in their names in an effort to claim a fraudulent refund.
Seriously - in this age of heightened data theft awareness, Equifax was using the old "last four digits" of an SSN and someone's year of birth as a default access PIN?
The Honorable Judge Roy Bean
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