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By: Ken Rapoza, Forbes
Here’s one for you. In October, I traveled to Russia. Nice hotel. Six stars, let’s say. Pretty Moscow views. Beautiful women. Bentleys in the lobby. Hush-hush restaurants. Too expensive. Okay, last month I discover that someone had hacked into an ATM machine there, got my pin number from my Santander debit card and stole a few hundred bucks from my account. I had to cancel the card, you all know the routine. I still don’t have a debit card.
Three years ago, I was the victim of identity theft. Someone, somehow, got my ID through my Best Buy credit card and subsequently took $8,000 chunks out of my bank account until it was all gone. They forged my signature. They forged my checks, all made out to some New Jersey automotive shop that did not exist.
Luckily, I got it all back, two months later. I thought it would never happen again. But it did. And it does. It never ends.
Cyber security guys say it will only get worse in 2013.
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