|In the 21st century, identity theft is the fastest growing type of crime in many nations around the world. Identity theft is so prevalent, because it is the perfect crime for the information age. Indeed, identity theft really is about stealing information -- about the theft of your personal and financial data and information.
When all is said and done, it is so important for you to protect your identity. But, even with that said and understood, even with you taking all steps necessary to protect your personal and financial information, you still may fall victim to identity theft because of corporate and governmental data breaches. Unfortunately, over the course of the past couple of years, stories of corporate data breaches in which massive amounts of personal and financial information belonging to consumers have been commonplace.
Through this article, you are provided with an overview of the problem of identity theft in the 21st century, particularly the unique information age problem of corporate data breaches.