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Seattle man charged with using P2P for ID theft

Sep 06, 20071 min
Core Java

The US Department of Justice has charged a Seattle man named Gregory Kopiloff with using P2P networks like Limewire and Soulseek in order to dig up tax returns and financial documents that victims were accidentally sharing on the network.

 He would then apply for credit cards and buy merchandise online that he’d sell for 50 cents on the dollar, the USDOJ says.

 And to make sure he wasn’t wasting his time, he’d even run credit checks on potential victims to make sure that they had at least $150,000 in annual income.  “Mr. Kopiloff was no slouch,” said Kathryn Warma, assistant US attorney for the Western District of Washington

You can see Kopiloff’s indictment here.