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What’s a little larceny between friends? Confessions of an info-thief

Abstract

A fictional library employee and info-thief discusses the theft of borrower data and its illicit uses. Such data can be sold to persons interested in compiling mailing lists containing the personal information of people who might wish to buy real estate, travel packages, and other goods and services. Better security for library systems is needed to thwart info-thieves.

Keywords

Borrower data

Data security

Data theft

Database

Distributor

Information theft

Info-thief

Mailing list

Scam.

Your library’s borrower records are worth a bundle. Are they secure? The following is a chapter of an autobiography that is sure to attract a large readership, particularly among ...

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