Tuesday, May 03, 2005 (05:47:45)
Like Hansel and Gretel [Brill explained] people leave crumbs as they wander cyberspace or work on their computer desktops. Following those crumbs, forensic scientists at Kroll have been able to trace Saddam Hussein's stolen billions; understand the implosion of Enron; and track down terrorists. Thieves can also find those crumbs, which account for the vast number of identity-theft cases in recent months, where hundreds of thousands of identities have been snatched. "We leave behind a trail of crumbs, whether we like it or not," Brill said. "It is an issue that we cannot afford to ignore as individuals, corporations or a society..."
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