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Friday, February 03, 2006

Trend: ID Theft Not-So-High Tech Afterall

A new Javelin Strategy and Research study shows that online sources of ID fraud are declining and that they weren't by any means the brunt of the problem in the first place. Only nine percent of ID fraud incidents were attributed to hacking, viruses or phishing. The classic stolen wallet accounted for 30 percent of the incidents. Fully 70 percent of the incidents occurred via non-online means.
via Marketing Vox

1 comment:

Bitch | Lab said...

I'm glad someone finally did the numbers on this. It's well known that a lot of concerns about online theft of information are overblown in general, but it helps to have the actual numbers.