What is identity theft?
Identity theft can be defined as a crime of obtaining the personal or financial information of another person by useing their identity to commit fraud. There are many types of identity theft. The target is mostly your your credit, your money and real life reputation. Identity thieves, privacy hackers and cyber criminals increasingly use computer technology to obtain your personally identifiable details (PID).
Different types of identity theft:
- Financial identity theft
- Social Security identity theft
- Medical identity theft
- Synthetic identity theft
- Child identity theft
- Tax identity theft
- Criminal identity theft
How to prevent identity theft?
Have you put your company or personal identity online? If so did you consider privacy and security? There are many things to consider today.