By Kevin Tripp
April 5th, 2007
There's a new warning about identity theft. Security Title Agency in
Phoenix is warning customers about a security breach.
About five weeks ago their Web site was altered by computer hackers.
Customer information is stored on the same server as the Web site.
The company believes that information is safe. They say they hackers
"defaced" their website and likened them to "graffiti artists."
"Even if a hacker hacks into a website as a joke, they're not
specifically targeting your personal information. That still doesn't
mean they didn't get and the company can't honestly say they didn't get
your personal information," says Bob Hartle from ID Theft Services.
Hackers have the ability to gather information off a business' Web site.
So if somebody hacks into Security's Web site, they have the ability to
take off the website whatever they want.
Security Title Agency admits it's not "100 percent sure" customer
information wasn't obtained. But the company is providing free credit
monitoring for its customers.
"What the business community is not doing is making the Internet safe.
And apparently they can't do it because you're hearing about all these
security breaches," says Hartle.
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