11 Charged in Global Theft, Sale Of 40 Million Card Numbers

Aug 6, 2008 (WASHINGTON POST) — Federal prosecutors charged 11 people yesterday with the theft and sale of more than 40 million credit and debit card numbers from at least nine U.S. retailers in what they said was one of the largest and most complex hacking and identity theft cases ever brought. Full Report

We post this story for this reason: Identity theft is an ongoing problem, and, while it’s nice to see these guys behind bars, others will surely follow. Wireless networks make stealing easier than ever. So, if you can’t stop it, how then does one ‘prove’ identity? Gee, how about an implanted biochip? — PID