By Kaiden Waldram, Marketing —
In modern society we keep a lot of personal information online. We often believe that it will be safe, and tend to forget about the possibility of it being stolen or hacked. However, if personal information fell into the wrong hands it could create a huge setback in our daily lives.
Worrying About Hackers
Hackers are becoming more and more of an issue in our world. They hack personal accounts and steal legal documents or bank information. A recent article titled Twin computer prodigies plead guilty to schemes to hack State Dept., others is a perfect example of the dangers surrounding hackers. The article talks about twin brothers that hack into various accounts/websites and cause severe damage. The brothers hacked into a cosmetics company and managed to steal the credit card information of thousands of its customers. They then purchased plane tickets, hotel rooms, and attend conferences. Something like this could be crippling for consumers, companies, and the government.
Stealing Personal Information
We would all like to be protected from people trying to steal our information; however, it seems this is out of our control. Those whose credit card information was stolen had no way of preventing this from happening. The hackers were eventually caught and convicted.
Better Protecting Ourselves
Situations like this make us rethink security and how we can better protect ourselves. There is a simple solution that could be implemented to help protect ourselves from potential issues such as our information being stolen. It is called IdentityDetect®. IdentityDetect® is a way to provide identity theft prevention. By simply adding this extra precaution we could help protect ourselves and others from having their identities being stolen.