Government Sites Post Social Security Numbers

Washington Post reports government sites with personal information, including SSNs, readily available.

by / January 2, 2008

According to a report out today from the Washington Post, Social Security numbers of regular citizens, and government officials, are out there for the taking on government sites.

The report claims that the SSN's of Colin Powell, Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler, Former Governor Jeb Bush and others were obtained from government Web sites. These sites, such as court and land record sites, contained private information of regular citizens as well.

Such sites are just the resource that identity thieves need to obtain personal information and start opening credit cards or applying for driver's licenses.

Read the full article on the Washington Post site.

Gina M. Scott Writer