Social Security numbers


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

The data includes names, phone numbers, addresses, and Social Security Numbers.


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.


Replacing Social Security Numbers Is Harder Than You Think

Social security numbers are bad, but it's really hard to do better.


Class Action Lawyers Say Equifax Can’t Prevent You From Suing Them

If you checked to see if your social security number was stolen, there's no need to worry that you've signed away your right to join a class action lawsuit.


Firm Hired to Monitor Data Breaches Is Hacked, 143 Million Social Security Numbers Stolen

Equifax reveals hackers recently stole all kinds of sensitive data from its servers.


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?


The Sweeping OPM Hack Also Compromised White House Journalists

Six months later, the story of the OPM hack keeps getting worse.


T-Mobile Lost My Social Security Number

The carrier wants to put all the blame for a recent data breach on Experian, but T-Mobile is the name people trusted with their data.


So You Got Hacked in the T-Mobile/Experian Breach: Here's What to Do

I should know, I've been there.