A hacker is selling Personally Identifiable information (PII) stolen from Mt Gox.

What can a US citizen do to protect their identity? What steps should they take?

closed as off-topic by Greg Hewgill, Joe Pineda, dchapes, John T, Tony Mar 19 '14 at 0:45

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    You might get better answers at money.se. – Nate Eldredge Mar 11 '14 at 23:23
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    This question appears to be off-topic because it is about identity theft protection. – Greg Hewgill Mar 11 '14 at 23:53
  • This is not related to the question per se, but do you have some proof that this data is currently being sold? – Salvador Dali Mar 12 '14 at 2:54
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    Yes there is plenty of evidence... Pastebin and Bitcoin talk have it. If this isn't closed tomorrow when i get to a computer I'll update will all the relevant links. He's now doing extortion... Asking for .5 btc to not sell your data. – goodguys_activate Mar 12 '14 at 3:37
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    There no specific evidence that the data is being sold, but the people who have it claim they are selling it. – David Schwartz Mar 12 '14 at 20:34

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