Hackers scored more Social Security numbers than stolen credit card numbers in 2017
Fighting digital fraud has always been a game of wack-a-mole, but those pesky moles keep getting smarter — finding new ways to use stolen information to commit lucrative scams. And despite increasing efforts to stop them, the bad guys are winning.
The “disease of identity fraud” has now reached “the level of an epidemic,” according to the just-released 2018 Identity Fraud Studyfrom Javelin Strategy & Research. Last year was the best year ever for fraudsters, with more victims and more money stolen. The numbers reported by Javelin are eye-opening: