Each day, a countless number of new stories could be added to the site to display the numerous incidents involving loss, theft or breached of data that have come to light and the number of people they affect. This is merely a sample of the issues we face in the information technology age. There are so many other stories just waiting to be reported or uncovered.
When the family of Zal Chapgar began receiving telephone calls verifying information from their son's credit applications, they thought there must have been a mistake: the 23 year old had died recently. When the calls persisted, they knew something was wrong and learned that identity thieves were attempting to use the deceased man's digital identity to perpetrate their crime. This story from the Philadelphia Inquirer tells the Chapgar family story and describes how even death isn't enough to stop the scourge of ID theft.