Having our smartphone hacked — and heaven only knows what kind of information became available from that — made us wonder if we could have had our identity stolen. The next thought was: what would that information be worth to somebody. So we did the research rounds on the web and beyond and found that a stolen identity — the requisite numbers and passwords — sells for about $20 on the hacked-info black market. That’s it? Twenty bucks? What about our priceless collection of Pez dispensers?
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