From: Open Source Intelligence


“If you have a credit card number, a name, and any kind of personal information such as the name of their wife or the name of their pets — anything which can be used to guess a password — you can get your hands on anything you want. It’s a very efficient product” said Apolline Aigueperse, lead cyberrisk analyst at cybersecurity firm CybelAngel, speaking at the recent Security & Counter Terror Expo in London.

It’s for this reason, she explained, that hackers have become more interested in stealing personal data, because it “gives any kind of fraudster very precise information on you which really helps them really target the people they want”.

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