Identity theft: Six clicks from a cyber crook

The Telegraph: Posting innocuous personal details on social websites could expose millions to fraud, says Heather McLean

Organised crime is no longer carried out by hackers and script kiddies; it’s gangs of criminals who are well funded and well organised,” warns William Beer, a security expert with Symantec.

The traditional view of computer hackers has been out of step with reality for quite a few years now. As more and more people come online and online services become integrated parts of their lives then the more lucrative it is for criminal gangs to become “cyber criminals”.

By Matt Wharton

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