posted on Nov, 27 2012 @ 12:22 AM
I believe the employee and those who reported this story did the police department and others in government who care about security a favor. They
made it obvious that sensitive documents are not getting properly shredded or destroyed. Others could be obtaining information due to improper
shredding equipment or employees not following procedures. I always cross cut whatever I shred. There are better shredders that cut the paper up
into tiny pieces.
I would rather my information be used in confetti rather than available online thanks to slack security at the SC department of revenue that allowed
an international hacker to steal our information in SC. I could imagine that millions of stolen social security numbers could be a threat to
national security if a lot of illegal people used them to enter the country or impersonate in large numbers. There is a massive identity theft
problem in this country due to slack security in some locations. It frustrates me when I'm careful and then our government lets us down. I see
incompetence is everywhere or a perception that security is not checked very well across the board wherever sensitive information is stored. What
would be worse are all the cases where no one knows the information was stolen. I believe some hackers take pride in not leaving any clues they broke
Then it's up to the individual to spend a ton of personal time trying to restore their credit or deny false charges due to others incompetence. If
it's not already a law, people convicted of stealing identities should have to pay for the victims time and money lost with penalties with the money
going to the victims. In some cases, such as undercover people getting hurt or killed, even money wouldn't be fair justice.
edit on 27/11/12
by orionthehunter because: (no reason given)