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Re: Can Watchful Cybercitizens Curb ID Theft?
Posted by: Jon Swartz 2006-10-06 19:08:55
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For a few hours a day, Steven Peisner calls strangers across the U.S. -- sometimes at night -- and reads to them their Social Security numbers and credit card data. Though many recipients immediately suspect he is an ID thief, Peisner's intent is just the opposite: He is a digital whistle-blower. "My motivation is to be a good citizen and put a dent in phishing scams," says Peisner, president of SellitSafe.com, which provides anti-phishing services for online merchants. He works closely with law enforcement and computer-security experts.

Re: Can Watchful Cybercitizens Curb ID Theft?
Posted by: strive4impact 2006-10-16 21:34:03 In reply to: Jon Swartz
I thought readers of this article might be interested in seeing the forum at CardersMarket in action.
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Red: A deadly cyberwar will occur -- It's when, not if.
Orange: A big one could be costly and threaten public safety.
Yellow: We need to improve cybersecurity at a faster pace.
Blue: Regional outages will become more frequent and more annoying.
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