Millions of Social Security Numbers Stolen From Government Computer
- Millions of Social Security Numbers StolenBy Ron Branson
Those of us who are baby-boomers recall the days when the Social Security Numbers were not used for Identification. In fact, one could be talking with a stranger and besides their name, would give you their Social Security Number if you asked for it. The Social Security Card had marked on the front of it in large red letters that it was not to be used for identification, so it meant nothing for one to give it out.
However, today, we are told to keep the Social Security Number confidential as it is the chief number that is the grounds for all identity theft, which rates the highest number of crime victims. I was speaking with a young Sheriff Deputy about this, and his response to me was, "My Social Security Card does not have the words, "Not for Identification." I smiled at him and said, "You are a victim of the Social Security fraud, as they have now taken those words off the Social Security Cards."
The whole purpose of the Social Security Numbering System from its inception was to create a Socialize Identification Tracking Number. Here are the plans as written by Federal Reserve participant Colonel Mandel House;
“[Very] soon, every American will be required to register their biological property in a national system designed to keep track of the people and that will operate under the ancient system of pledging.
By such methodology, we can compel people to submit to our agenda, which will effect our security as a chargeback for our fiat paper currency. Every American will be forced to register or suffer being unable to work and earn a living. They will be our chattel, and we will hold the security interest over them forever, by operation of the law merchant under the scheme of secured transactions.
Americans, by unknowingly or unwittingly delivering the bills of lading to us will be rendered bankrupt and insolvent, forever to remain economic slaves through taxation, secured by their pledges. They will be stripped of their rights and given a commercial value designed to make us a profit and they will be none the wiser, for not one man in a million could ever figure our plans and, if by accident one or two should figure it out, we have in our arsenal plausible deniability. After all, this is the only logical way to fund government, by floating liens and debt to the registrants in the form of benefits and privileges.
This will inevitably reap to us huge profits beyond our wildest expectations and leave every American a contributor to this fraud which we will call “Social Insurance.” Without realizing it, every American will insure us for any loss we may incur and in this manner, every American will unknowingly be our servant, however begrudgingly. The people will become helpless and without any hope for their redemption and, we will employ the high office of the President of our dummy corporation to foment this plot against America.”
The next planned step for this Hegelian Dielectric (set goal, create problem, propose solution that achieves goal) is for Identity Theft to become so overwhelming that the public cries out for that they would never otherwise find acceptable. The proposed solution to the overwhelming problem of Identity Theft is the microchip implanting of every man. woman, and child. Most people will have no discernment as to what is planned ahead for them. See the below, "Millions of SSN's lifted from South Carolina database."
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Millions of SSNs lifted from South Carolina database
Slipshod security at the state Department of Revenue leads to a massive security breach: 3.6 million Social Security numbers are stolen. The state's population is approximately 4.7 million.
If you live in South Carolina, there's a very good chance that slipshod state government security has allowed an overseas computer criminal to acquire your Social Security number.
The South Carolina Department of Revenue acknowledged the massive electronic security breach today, saying an electronic intrusion led to 3.6 million Social Security numbers being stolen. The state's population is approximately 4.7 million.
"We are taking immediate steps to protect the taxpayers of South Carolina, including providing one year of credit monitoring and identity protection to those affected," Gov. Nikki Haley said in a statement.(Credit: State of South Carolina)
Anyone who has filed a South Carolina tax return since 1998 -- including former residents who have since moved out of the state -- is being urged to call (866) 578-5422 to enroll in a consumer protection service and visit protectmyid.com/scdor.
Social Security numbers weren't always used as taxpayer ID numbers, and it's possible that South Carolina's missteps could prompt a move to rethink their use. It wasn't until 1976, when the federal Tax Reform Act was adopted, that states began to adopt SSNs for tax and motor vehicle licensing purposes.
Employers, universities, and even some states have adopted substitutes for SSNs, which can jeopardize privacy when disclosed because they're used for authentication and as a unique identifier. The U.S. Navy is moving away from SSN use, and New York's civil service offers substitutes for people without SSNs. So, perhaps ironically, does the University of South Carolina.
A chronology of events (PDF) that the state published today says that the Department of Revenue learned of the intrusion on October 10 -- it doesn't say how, and USA Today suggested the hacker may have contacted the state demanding a ransom -- and alerted federal and state law enforcement.
On October 12, the state hired an outside consultancy, Mandiant, which determined the intruders accessed state systems in early and mid-September. It wasn't until eight days later, on October 20, that the suspected security hold was actually closed.
Approximately 387,000 credit card numbers were in the files taken, the state said. But officials claim that only 16,000 were unencrypted.Declan McCullagh is the chief political correspondent for CNET. Declan previously was a reporter for Time and the Washington bureau chief for Wired and wrote the Taking Liberties section and Other People's Money column for CBS News' Web site.
-- Ron Branson VictoryUSA@... www.JAIL4Judges.org www.SD-JAIL4Judges.org