Medical records are stolen and sold by the thousands on the dark web. They can help hackers steal your identity, get credit cards and take out loans in your name.
Everyone knows cyber crime is increasing. They may not know that a truism of crime applies just as much on line: crooks look for easy targets. They'll walk past the home with an alarm to target the next home without one. Unfortunately, Australians are becoming the easy target in our global village.
The Daily Telegraph (19th January 2018) reports on the security risks of Amazon's new virtual helper.
The Australian (22nd February 2018) shook many businesses into action by headlining the potential multi-million dollar fines for data breaches, under new legislation.
Cyber identity theft is increasing in NSW. In the June 2018 Budget, the NSW Government should commit significant funding to the NSW Police for the purposes of clamping down on the growing problem of cyber identity theft. Police cybercrime faculties are under resourced and unable to adequately investigate and prosecute cyber identity theft perpetrated on the general public.
The incidence of identity theft is booming. Unfortunately, very few criminals are caught and prosecuted: under-resourced police can’t track down your identity thief. So how do we make it harder for hackers to steal your identity?
Most children use tablet computers, smart phones, mobile devices and laptops from a very early age. Laptops are compulsory in some schools from about year 5 or 6 onwards. And yet not all schools (even private ones) secure networks properly.