Is your personal data safe with Data Brokers?

A great many respected website and IT security experts expect to see enormous breaches of personal data in the near future. In fact, such breaches of data may be happening right now but we are simply not aware of them! The problem we all face nowadays is centralised around mysterious Data Brokers, including how they store and sell that data on to third parties. This may have all started with good intentions but personal data such as web browsing histories, shopping habits, preferences and demographic information are all now being used by those involved in marketing for targeting of particular audiences to increase sales. This all may seem fairly innocuous so far but think about it a little more. The data could provide your personal information to those with dubious intent to take advantage of in such ways as sophisticated targeted phishing attacks unlike any we have seen before. These types of attacks, commonly known as spear-phishing, are usually instigated in order to trick individuals into compromising the integrity of their personal details or computers. These will be more effective than in the past due to the potential to personalise the attack providing further legitimacy to the scammers! Recipients ofClick Me For More Details… […]

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