Selling SSNs


Via the excellent IEC Journal comes this Government Executive story detailing the indictment of a former Social Security Administration worker who allegedly was paid $20 for each “identity” she pilfered, including Social Security numbers and other information sufficient to get credit cards.

Anu’s story last Friday revealed an inadvertent release of personal information; it’s a little frightening to think that a civil servant might have been purposely selling it — and at such a low price.