Friday, March 10, 2006

Personal information released onto the internet

Wired reports that customers of the online payments service iBill have had their personal information released onto the internet. The information, including names, phone numbers, addresses and email addresses, are now being bought and sold in a black market made up of fraud artists and spammers.

As the report notes, "The breach has broad privacy implications for the victims. Until it was brought low by legal and financial difficulties, iBill was a top credit-card processor for adult entertainment websites."

To read about the details of this story, click here.

1 comment:

Danielle Milani said...

There was an interesting editorial in the Australian today commenting on the administrative burden and cost of privacy laws to society compared to their effectiveness.

http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,18538757%255E7583,00.html