Website Posts Personal Information for Phishing VictimsFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 9, 2008
Media Contact: Aaron Titus
KSA-MW.com. Ksa-mw.com posted what appeared to be the results of a "phishing" expedition. The website posted personal information for 70 individuals who appear to be victims of a phishing website. Phishing is when someone creates a website that appears to be legitimate (such as a bank website) in order to trick people into divulging personal information. Unfortunately, the Liberty Coalition was unable to contact or determine contact information for ksa-mw.com before it was taken offline. Victims of phishing are at extreme and usually immediate risk that their sensitive personal information will be abused.
Individuals affected by this exposure should immediately visit www.nationalidwatch.org and search for their names, to confirm what types of personal information were exposed. NationalIDWatch.org has a list of recommended steps victims should take.
National ID Watch is a search engine for personal information breaches. Sponsored by the Washington, DC non-profit Liberty Coalition, NationalIDWatch.org provides more than a million free personalized Identity Exposure Reports™ as a public service.
Each Identity Exposure Report (IXR) documents what types of personal information were exposed (such as Social Security Numbers, Birth Dates, Addresses, etc.), without revealing them. Each IXR also details the situation surrounding each exposure, and contact information of those responsible for the breach. Armed with this information, victims can further investigate, take action, or correct harm.