Risk & Fraud

Social Security online accounts: safe from identity theft?

“The SSA’s operating budget has been cut 11 percent from 2010 to 2017 in inflation-adjusted terms. At the same time, the demand for the SSA services from the public has been hitting record highs as the baby boom generation ages into retirement. But in an age of hacking and identity theft, moving Social Security online also increases risk – and it is difficult to imagine a hacking target more attractive than the SSA.”