You may have heard about the recent rash of celebrities that were victims of identity theft. The Repositories have admitted that the free annualcreditreport.com was the portal used to obtain the personnel information on: Oprah Winfrey, Tiger Woods, Ricky Gervais,Will Smith, Martha Stewart,Beyonce, Michele Obama, Hillary Clinton,Jay Z, Mel Gibson, Britney Spears, Hulk Hogan, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Donald Trump, Joe Biden and Steven Spielberg.

The hackers gathered all the personal information on the celebrities from different free websites and then were armed with enough information to get past the ID questions that are part of the verification process when ordering your information online. More than likely because of the high profile nature of the victims, the hackers would have paid for additional copies of the credit report. How can us ordinary country folk protect our self from this type of breach? Watch this video now and find out.

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Celeb Data Breach Traced To Credit Reporting Site

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