You'd think the IRS would be the one organization it might be safe to trust with your precious Social Security Number. Think again. Thanks to a cock-up, the agency just put tens of thousands of the numbers out on the Internet for anyone and everyone to see. Fantastic.
Hackers accessed personal information from 43,000 faculty, staff, students and alumni of Yale University all through Google. It's called dorking. Specifically, Google dorking. And it's scary easy what you can do.
If you attend, attended, teach, or taught at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, you might want to give the ol' alma mater a call: planted malware just exposed 75,000 student and staff SS numbers to prying eyes.