In the US, a Social Security number is a number issued to U.S. citizens, permanent residents and temporary (working) residents. This number is issued by Social Security Administration. This agency is an independent agency of the United States government. There are servers that disclose the Social Security Numbers of the users. This information includes your bank or credit information. If an attacker gets hold of your Social Security Number, he can use this number to get other personal information like address, credit card numbers etc.
Acco rding to US law, disclosure of a person;’s Social Security Number is an offence. The compensation can vary from $100 to $500,000.
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