Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Slashdot to the Rescue
I knew before I read Cult of the Amateur that most cases of identity theft did not involve personal information stolen off of the Internet or other computer networks, but I didn't have the time to go dig up the actual number and argue with Keen on that point, too. (Especially since, like I said, I think that his arguments about identity theft on the Internet are irrelevant to his main argument about the Cult of the Amateur). But since Slashdot so nicely sent the actual figure right to my Google Reader this morning, I'm going to pass it on: this study shows that only 20 percent of identity thefts are conducted over the Internet.