Friday, September 7, 2007

Feds Indict Peer-to-Peer Identity Thief

Federal prosecutors indicted Gregory Kopiloff yesterday, alleging that he used Limewire peer-to-peer filing sharing software to steal financial information to create credit-card and bank-accounts using other people's identities. David Bowermaster, Indictment here marks "new age" of ID theft, Seattle Times, Sept. 7, 2007.

Prosecutors say that this use of peer-to-peer filing sharing is becoming common. They even had a security consultant at their news conference show how a stream of P2P searches includes requests for terms like "medical billing" and "password" as well as for pornography and music.

The Times article online links to the indictment.

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