Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Major Security Flaw at the US Post Office

The Florida Sun Sentinel reported today that someone had fraudulently gone on-line in June to the US Post Office's web site and changed the mailing address for the Florida state-run Citizens Property Insurance Company.

The result of this is that application fees, social security numbers and names, addresses and birthdates of the applicants were all routed to another mailing address. Citizens stated that this most likely occurred between June 14 - June 19 of this year.

If you feel that you have been a victim of identity theft as a result of this you can call 1-888-685-1555.

The most amazing thing to me is that this hasn't happened before. There does not appear to be any safeguards against this on the USPS site.

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