No matter how careful you are, your personal information can end up online and you could become a victim of identity theft. It just happened to about 6,000 people with ties to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
UNC says files with information like names, social security numbers and dates of birth somehow ended up online, by mistake. Administrators say safeguards that are typically in place were accidentally disabled while performing computer maintenance.
It’s easy to feel helpless when your bank, your workplace or a company you do business with has some kind of a glitch that puts your personal information into the hands of someone else. However, it doesn’t have to be that way. Read more..