Now a day it is getting common to share all our critical information, such as our ids, passport number, account details, phone numbers, mail id, address, blood group etc. to various purposes to various authorities. However, we are still in an illusion that our information is secure and with us.
Let’s assume that all this information we are providing for various reasons to others, those who are committing, “these data is secure with them”, how come after few weeks or months we start receiving calls from various call centers to sell their products to us? BTW, believe this is very basic level of data theft.
Try by your own, search on Google “get personal information” and you’ll see your contacts, if you are using the Google products (Gmail, Android etc.) followed by various methods to get someone’s personal information.
In case of trying Bing, “get personal information”, the results will show the methods of getting the personal information of anyone. All these are very open and available, despite various notes and instructions to secure our data.
The hacking and greed of money are getting common day by day. We used to listen about photo leak, data leak and data theft etc. and move on. I know, the cybercrime cell is there to deal with it but they are not getting instruction directly by angels about the theft, in real it has to be reported and the victim has to make him/herself ready for the endless fight against this. Mental trauma, unnecessary time waste, changes of planned activities etc.
At the end, if the culprit gets caught, so what, will it pay the tension and mental harassment the victim has gone through “NO”, so instead of taking easy step, we have to identify a solid solution to get rid of identity theft. Till then think before believing and sharing anything or everything.