Photocopier Risk: The Next Wave of ID Theft

Photocopiers are the newest threat to identity theft, a copier maker said today, because newer models equipped with hard drives record what's been duplicated. At tax time, when Americans photocopy tax returns, confidential information may be easily available to criminals.

"Consumers and business owners will photocopy highly confidential tax forms containing Social Security numbers, Employer Identification Numbers and other sensitive information in places outside the home, leaving them vulnerable to digital theft," Ed McLaughlin, president of Sharp Document Solutions of America, said in a statement. Photocopier Risk: The Next Wave of ID Theft - Security Feed - News - CSO Magazine

Linked by shanmuga Thursday, 15th March 2007 1:09AM