A 1995 movie in which Angela Bennett, a software engineer, worked from home and had only a few friends not in cyberspace. A male friend who sent her a computer program to debug wanted to meet with Angela face to face, but he was killed in an airplane crash before they could get together. Angela discovered secret information on the computer disk he gave her, and the bulk of the movie centers on how Angela’s life turns into a nightmare. Her personal records are erased, she is given a new false identity—complete with a criminal record, and she struggles to discover who did this to her and why. The movie, among other things, shows the frightening side of identity theft.
See Also: Identity Theft and Masquerading.
Morcrette, C. Plot Summary For The Net (1995). [Online, May 20, 2005.] Internet Movie Database, Inc. Website. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0113957/plotsummary.