* screenshot of the back office application
* OSX and Windows back office application binaries
* btc_xfer_report.csv containing every deposit and withdraw
* mtgox_balances containing the balances of all user wallets
* trades.zip containing monthly csv files of all trades within mtgox & coinlab between 2011-04 to 2013-11
* trades csvs have fields:
Trade_Id Date User_Id User User_Id_Hash
Japan Type Currency Bitcoins Money
Money_Fee Money_Fee_Rate Money_Fee_JPY
Bitcoin_Fee Bitcoin_Fee_JPY User_Country User_State
This dataset could lead to loss of anonymity to a significant number of people in the cryptocurrency world.
Case in point: a copy of a guy's id card here was used when signing a lease for an apartment. Apartment was later found to contain marihuana plantation. Public prosecutor claims the guy is the guy behind it all, and has him arrested several times until 2 years later, at trial, the judge decides 'well it can't have been this guy, given all the circumstances'. In the mean time, he lost his job over it, was so stressed and depressed that his relationship fell apart, and was in financial ruins.
He handed a copy of his id to a temp agency once before this thing happened. Probably somebody there copied it, or there was a break-in there and somebody took it. There was no way to hold them responsible, nor were the actual people who rented the house ever found.
How can you say that 'identity theft' isn't real?
> There was no way to hold them [the copier of his ID card] responsible
With the term "identity theft", one concludes that his damages come from being the victim of the copier, and that this crime was never solved. However, every harm that befell him was actually due to other parties that operate completely out in the open, but they manage to escape your blame!
> prosecuted for or imprisoned for crimes they had nothing to do with
The real crimes are the utter incompetence of the prosecutor and the extrajudicial punishment from merely being targeted by that system.
> people to be chased by collection agencies
The collection agencies are committing harassment and extortion, rooted in negligence.
> credit ratings ruined
Libel and tortious interference by the credit bureaus.
In all of these cases, the term "identity theft" primarily serves to obscure the root of the problem, which is the utter lack of diligence by creditors and the unearned importance given to the results of their sloppy process. The parties responsible for the above transgressions seek to pass the buck by glossing over their glaringly simplistic assumptions, because any actual fix would make their job much harder.
But this doesn't account for the additional damage caused by complete reliance on "evidence" that shouldn't even pass a sniff test. One would very much fault a prosecutor for continuing to press a murder case with the sole piece of evidence being a typewritten note saying "I, John Smith, committed this murder".
The prosecutors aren't being blamed here (by OP), but those who profit by blind prosecution are.
On the other hand, when I'd write comments like this five years ago, they'd generally get a net negative reception. So it seems like widespread belief in manifest human inventorying and tracking is hopefully wearing off.
A word is a word is a word - you can make it your pet peeve to redefine common terms to mean something that better fits your ideology, that still doesn't make it relevant to us here living in the real world. Whatever you call it, people impersonating themselves as other people are a real and tangible threat to those being impersonated.
You can go blame others and make grandiose accusations of 'incompetence', 'the system' ('holding us down' too, presumably rollseyes ), 'harassment', 'extortion', 'tortious interference' - that just shows you have no idea of the law, sociology, history or the realities of emerging behavior in human relations.
What is your point, exactly? Are you saying the problem will go away if only everybody except the criminals doing the identify theft would... I don't know, what exactly?
So I'll try to put it plainly:
Most of the problem will indeed go away if everybody, not just the criminals, stopped relying on the concept of "identity" as if it were infallible.
In your example, the negligent prosecutor is responsible for the sheer majority of harm to the victim, by failing to evaluate the quality of the evidence. By perpetuating the term "identity theft", you are giving that prosecutor a shield to hide behind instead of them having to change.
The next Monday, when the fathers were all back at work, we kids were playing in a field. One kid says to me, “See that bird? What kind of bird is that?” I said, “I haven’t the slightest idea what kind of a bird it is.” He says, “It’s a brown-throated thrush. Your father doesn’t teach you anything!” But it was the opposite. He had already taught me: “See that bird?” he says. “It’s a Spencer’s warbler.” (I knew he didn’t know the real name.) “Well, in Italian, it’s a Chutto Lapittida. In Portuguese, it’s a Bom da Peida. In Chinese, it’s a Chung-long-tah, and in Japanese, it’s a Katano Tekeda. You can know the name of that bird in all the languages of the world, but when you’re finished, you’ll know absolutely nothing whatever about the bird. You’ll only know about humans in different places, and what they call the bird. So let’s look at the bird and see what it’s doing—that’s what counts.” (I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something.)
iamshs's cousin doesn't need to be straightened out on the NAME of his situation. He needs help on DEALING with it.
The term 'fraud' makes it clear that the situation involves the fraudster and the defrauded, and OP's cousin is not part of it. The term "identity theft" makes it sound like OP's cousin has had something taken from him and is therefore heavily involved.
Truth is that "fraud" has existed for centuries (though the incidence of "financial fraud" in print has exploded since the mid 1980s). "Identity theft" emerged in the late 1990s.
That's hasn't been the case for me. Each of the several times my data was taken and there was the possibility of identity theft, the company responsible ended up having to pay for various monitoring schemes.
And should that data have been used fradulently, it would still have been the fault of whatever person took that data, not the institution that misproperly handled it.
And who did the monitoring?
That's pretty much my point: you have to keep track over use of credentials in your name, and fight these in a court of law.
There's little or no criminal liability on financial or information bureaus for getting information wrong.
That is: the onus is on the individual, not the system.
Given the current state of affairs it is unforgivable that users can't activate higher levels of security for using their information. Given that the cost of the credit industries practices are born by people it is not ok for people to have no say over how casually credit is handed out.
Europe has much more protection for people versus data brokers (that create huge costs to people with their actions). I think Europe has a much more sensible view.
Your state will have information about what to do if your drivers license was lost or stolen (even though obviously he still has the physical license). Some states will have somewhere to report you may be the target of identity theft. You should see if you can replace your license.
Thank you. I did not know that the license could be replaced. If that can be done, that would be somewhat good.
Here are the steps found on the mounties site :-
A- File a police report.
B- Contact your financial institutions.
C- Report to Equifax and TransUnion Canada
D- Report to firstname.lastname@example.org
He is more freaked out due to the recent news reports of stolen passports used on the MAH 370.
Not sure how much applies to Canada but there's some very good stuff there.
I took from that that even when an account is cancelled/deleted, they still retained all user information including drivers licenses. Even if you deleted your Mt. Gox account before they went bust you may still be at risk.
Bitcoin's history already has a trilogy's worth of entertainment
$ curl http://188.8.131.52/
<a href='MtGox2014Leak.zip'>They were not made out of magic Mark...</a>
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I sure wish they would make a statement soon because if it was in fact the case that they recovered a large portion of their BTC, that would go a long way to bolstering faith in BitCoin itself, whose brand they totally damaged by blaming transaction malleability in the first place.
Karpeles did say something to the effect that the funds were "temporarily unavailable" - which would be consistent with losing the key, if they had any hope of getting it back.
Karpeles was trying to get investors to cover the losses after the bug was found. That's why he was hoping the losses would be temporary. But Mt Gox's business practices are so bad no one wanted to invest in them, so that's almost certainly not going to happen.
There is only one way the coins could be recovered: if the thieves are found with the stash intact. Just keep in mind that Karpeles might be the thief.
I've theorized that they lost the key, not because of any direct evidence, but because it's the only thing that makes a little bit of sense without out-and-out fraud.
Have you ever in your life seen a reality TV show? You really think people aren't willing to debase themselves for money?
It's possible the bitcoin could be stolen and not reflected in the data.
I have no idea what the likelihood of this is, but it's in the realm of plausibility with all of the feces hitting the fan at Gox.
"Or Aliens" 
If you can't get a peer via DHT, add tracker udp://tracker.publicbt.com:80