August 04, 2008

Blank UK passports in bulk

A heist provides a price for false identities:

The thousands of UK ePassports stolen on Monday are likely to sell for up to 20m on the black market, say privacy experts.

A van carrying about 3,000 blank ePassports and visas was hijacked on route to RAF Northolt, near London.

The estimate of 20m seems to come from Simon Davies, the man who started the Big Brother awards, but there is no discussion as to where he got it from. Either way, that would suggest a price of 6-7000 which is an order of magnitude higher than previous numbers. Browse here.

Posted by iang at August 4, 2008 05:51 PM | TrackBack
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