My opinion on this is that this was an inside job, on various sites several years ago based on what I learned and internalized, I posted my determinations that Identity Fraud will start to be carried out by the NWO. I am not saying that ID fraud isn't possible by "real hackers" operating on their own and only for themselves, but there is more to this.
Incidents like this add to consumer concern about fraud. The Identity Theft Resource Center says there was a six-fold increase last year in the number of records reported compromised in the United States — to 125 million.
Yeah because this is one of the main vehicles they will use to PUSH THE NEED into the minds of sheep that they need RealID--brainwashing them into thinking that it will prevent or make ID fraud/theft harder to pull off--100% PsyOps, it will do nothing to prevent that.
Data breaches can stem from hacking, as well as the physical loss or theft of computers of data storage equipment.
Or they can stem from purposeful violations of security to allow a theft to take place. On another note, many (if not most) companies do not want nor like spending much money on multi-layered, effective security solutions nor experts in the security field. They come with a high price tag (salary), and most companies would rather wait until something bad happens and then do something about it afterwards instead of preemptively anticipating continually evolving threats and adapting to them on the fly.
True security flies in the face of "the bottom line" for corporations. But that being said, I personally believe that the NWO has hired truly expert hackers, and is paying them to carry out elaborate, albeit untraceable, ID fraud/theft (already well known--i.e. election fraud, Diebold, et.al).
Bottom line on how they need to sell RealID (I'm afraid) is: Massive false flag attack, and the scapegoat will be twofold:
1) Chertoff and the gang will be splattered all over MSM shouting that America got attacked because of all the resistance to RealID, (there's already a video of him saying this, but he pretends it's going to be MSM "Alqueda" (or "homegrown", or Pakistan, et.al) instead of HIMSELF and Al-CIA-DUH) that "YOU THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, ARE THE REASON WE GOT ATTACKED BECAUSE YOU HELD US UP".
They will say that RealID could have identified the "terrorist" before he could have carried out the attack, replete with tons of faked scientific data, fake/staged similar attacks
"THWARTED" in other countries so they can say: "SEE, ISRAEL (or the UK/Australia) OVER HERE HAS THIS, AND THEY CAUGHT SOMEONE BEFORE IT WAS CARRIED OUT"--BULLf**kINGSHIT CHERTOFF.
2) After the attack, groups deemed most dangerous to facilitating the TRUTH from surfacing more and more to the forefront will selectively be targeted and propagandized and the rest of the population will largely CHEER ON their imprisonment, and everything else that comes after that.
ID Theft is bullshit, and there are many ways that it could actually be literally made almost non-existent, but the NWO would not approve of this.