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Lost In Space

It's 2008. Do you know who has your Social Security number?

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This story appears in the November 2008 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Hacking is big business, and business is good since black hats discovered they can fund their activities through identity theft.

The Federal Trade Commission estimates that about 9 million Americans have their identities compromised every year. The Secret Service just busted one 11-person ring holding 40 million pieces of stolen information. Eleven down; tens of thousands to go.

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