identity theft

identity theft

Children’s Personal Data and SSNs Are Being Sold on the Dark Web

The data includes names, phone numbers, addresses, and Social Security Numbers.
Joseph Cox
12.21.18
Another Day Another Hack

Marriott Hotels Announces Data Breach of 500 Million Customers

The data stolen from the company's Starwood properties includes passport numbers, and for some customers, potentially compromised payment card information.
Joseph Cox
11.30.18
true crime

The Man with the Stolen Name

They know what he did—including that he voted for Donald Trump. They just don’t know who he is.
Justin George
5.15.18
Internet Insecurity

Facebook Has Hosted Stolen Identities and Social Security Numbers for Years

The social security numbers, addresses, phone numbers, and alleged credit card numbers of dozens of people are being advertised and sold on Facebook. The internet giant deleted some of them after Motherboard flagged the posts.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
4.24.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

'Cold-Blooded Killer' Grandma Captured After Nationwide Manhunt

The 56-year-old was caught in Texas near the Mexico border, enjoying a drink.
Lauren Messman
4.20.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

'Cold-Blooded Killer' Grandma Accused of Murdering Her Husband and Doppelgänger

Police are on a nationwide manhunt for the "armed and dangerous" 56-year-old.
Drew Schwartz
4.17.18
News

The VICE Morning Bulletin

Donald Trump refused to definitively say he will accept the November election result, Tesla will make all its new cars self-driving, support for legalizing marijuana has reached a record high, and more.
VICE Staff
10.20.16
Post Mortem

How Living People Are Wrongfully Pronounced Dead

Each year, about 1,000 living people are erroneously added to the Death Master File, a database of every American who has died since 1936.
Simon Davis
8.31.16
Post Mortem

A Handy Guide to Faking Your Own Death

In most cases, it's a really, really bad idea.
Simon Davis
8.8.16
Health

Things a Criminal Could Do With 9 Million Hacked Health Care Records

A hacker is advertising 9 million records supposedly hacked from a health care insurance database. But what could they actually be used for?
Joseph Cox
6.28.16
healthcare

Hacker Advertises Slew of Alleged Healthcare Organization Records

"Thedarkoverlord" claims to have already sold $100,000 worth.
Joseph Cox
6.26.16
crime

How This Dating Site Grifter Stole Men's Identities to Fund Her Lavish Lifestyle

Police say Maria Johnson used her good looks to lure victims and clean out their bank accounts in order to fund her luxury lifestyle.
Cole Kazdin
5.9.16
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