Id Theft Literature Review

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Ide ty Thef entit T ft Lit ture Re w terat e eview Vinod K Kumar, MS080 055 Identity thef is the faste growing white-collar crime. ft est r Identity thef and identi fraud are terms used to refer ft ity to all types of crime in w which someo wrongfu one ully obtains and uses anothe person‘s p d er personal dat in ta some way th involves f hat fraud or dec ception, typi ically for economic ga In this r gain. review I have presented some of the cases if identity thef and tried t classify th f ft to hem according to their purpose and the harms cause o ed because of i it. 01-Oct-11 IISER Mohali Table of Contents…show more content…
At the same time that stricter privacy laws made it easier for identity thieves to commit identity theft, information technology also proliferated. When this happened, there was much more information available to identity thieves, so they naturally used this information to commit identity theft. I'd guess that's why identity theft is a bigger problem today than it once was, and that the increased amount of identity theft isn't related to the stricter privacy laws at all. On the other hand, I could be wrong. If that's the case, then I would expect LoPucki's model to predict that identity theft will decrease over the next several years as the proliferation of social networking web sites provides a handy source for lots of public information about our identities. Or I would expect his model to predict that users of social networking web sites suffer less identity theft than people who don't. I don't believe that either of these will turn out to be true. An Evaluation of Identity-Sharing Behavior in Social Network Communities – Stutzman -Though academic institutions have been working to protect student identities, their work is increasingly being undermined by social networking communities (SNCs). -The goals of this study were twofold: obtaining quantitative data about SNC participation on
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