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FTC head victim of identity theft

When it comes to identity theft, no one is immune. Just ask Deborah Majoras, head of the Federal Trade Commission. Majoras recently learned she too was a potential victim of identity theft, after shoe retailer DSW suffered a security breach, according to a report in CNN.com.

For Majoras, her credit card information was stolen, along with approximately 1.4 million other customers in the company's database. Majoras, in her role with the FTC, is responsible for such tasks as safeguarding consumers from such hazards as fraud, misleading advertising, antitrust violations and, yes, identity theft.

The fight against malicious attackers and pilferers of personal information has just been taken to a new level.