When notorious bank robber Willie Sutton was finally arrested he was asked, "Willie, why did you do it? Why'd you rob all those banks?" Willie answered in amazement, "I rob banks because that's where the money is."
The same is happening to identity theft. The tried and true methods of purse snatching and dumpster diving are now considered small time. Big time players are going to where the data is, the workplace.
Estimates of information stolen in the workplace used for identity theft from one-third to one-half, including those by Javelin Strategy & Research and Michigan State University.
Make sure you ask your employer what steps they are taking to protect your information.