The number to pay attention to is 40 Million why is that important because thats the number of Credit Cards a hacker may have stolen. Yes 40 Million.
I am not surprised and I expect that before long we will be able to visit a website and enter our social security number or our credit card number to just find out if we need to live in fear that our entire world is about to be turned upside down.
I am not sure about you but I think companies should be fined a HUGE outrageous amount of money every time they expose our personal information to the world. That money should be divided equally and given to the people who’s data was stolen. Time for someone mainly Congress to get very tough and put down some legislation that has some teeth.
While we are at it scrap all of our SSN numbers and come up with something that can be protected. Better yet lets put a credit alert on every citizen in this country for the next 12 months so that they can raise awareness and get a handle on all of these breaches [BBC]