Officials from six countries, including the U.S. Secret Service, worked together to arrest 28 suspects from an ID theft ring accused of stealing, among other things, more than 1.7 million credit card numbers. The thieves are noted to have gone after confidential information from both individuals and companies. This is third in a series of worldwide investigations resulting in multiple arrests for identity theft.
Enforcement measures like these are encouraging, and should help to deter identity theft, but the sheer magnitude of information thieves can steal emphasizes the need to keep a close watch on information you want to keep private.
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