IT ONLY TOOK 5 MINUTES TO GET YOUR DATA
5 MINUTES TO HIGHLIGHT DATA PRIVACY
So you sent me an email, or I found your email online. Thanks for that.
NOW, WHAT TO DO WITH AN EMAIL ADDRESS?
If I have your work email address, generally, now I will have your first name and surname and the company you work for.
I can check your email on our website https://www.cyber123.com/checkme and I can see that if you have used this email on linkedin or myspace then it has probably been involved in a data breach.
I now know that you are on linkedin, myspace or use other social services. Oh, I also have your name and the company you work for.
SO? WHAT ELSE CAN I DO WITH THIS BASIC INFORMATION?
If I find you on linkedin I can find your work history, I can see where you went to college or school. I can find out where the college and school were located, then do a people search using your name and the county. Oh boy, I just found out your home address and your wife’s name and initials, I even have your wife’s maiden name!
ONWARDS, TO THE ELECTORAL REGISTER
I can search the electoral register and get even more information including former properties. Previous occupants of your house, your home telephone number and rudimentary credit information.
LETS LOOK ON FACEBOOK FOR YOU
Damn, I couldn’t find you on facebook… but I found your wife’s profile… I can’t see lots of information but I can see what groups your wife has joined and a few of her friends that are tagged in a photo or two.
SO I SEARCH IN THE GROUPS YOUR WIFE IS A MEMBER OF
Now I can search these groups for content that your wife has posted or commented on. I may be able to use this information to build up a personal profile for social engineering, I can see things she has sold, bought and things she likes.
It is all very interesting and slightly alarming how quickly and easily this information can be found just with an email address.
SO LETS RECAP
I have your phone number, your full name, your wife’s name and maiden name, both of your birth dates, your home address, previous home addresses and previous home occupants, the dates you changed addresses, things your wife likes, has bought and sold on facebook and some of her friends information, and also the company you work for. it should be easy for someone to come up with a scam that can utilise this information to extract some cash from you.
And it only took 5 minutes.
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