26 Jul Close to 200,000 People In Leeds May Be at Risk of Identity Fraud
Yorkshire, England — According to a report last Tuesday, an expert data firm revealed that cyber criminals could possibly be trading private information of 191,709 of users based in Leeds.
User information including passport numbers, credit card details, photographs, and emails are up for sale on the dark web. The data is hidden in places online where search engines cannot find them.
According to head operating officer Emma Mills of the website hasmyidentitybeenstolen.com, customers do not really understand the implications of what it means to lose data and be defrauded online.
Mills states that reports on the mass underground data trading should warn people to start putting more thought in using public Wi-Fi and securing their emails.
To date, research shows that personal data is becoming one of the most sought out commodities being traded online. It can be used to extort users and steal money from people’s bank accounts.
Source: Yorkshire Evening Post