IDENTITY THEFT

Another LinkedIN case solved, interesting part is behind this game a girl….

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Now after facebook twitter lots of cases regarding cyber stalking, identity theft etc on “LinkedIN”
LinkedIn : Alleged (GIRL) steal the identity(email, contact no.) and created a profile by same name and credentials.
Process : obtain the IP address from which the profile was made, and it was traced back(also some sense of humor for further artifacts)
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Well need to know by creating a fake profile or account :
Creating a fake account, profile or ad about someone else might seem like a bit of fun. But using someone’s personal information to create a fake account that threatens, intimidates, harasses or offends them can be a crime.
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Offences u/s 66C of IT Act,2000-Punishment for identity theft.
Section 66C. Punishment for identity theft.- Whoever, fraudulently or dishonestly make use of the electronic signature, password or any other unique identification feature of any other person, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to three years and shall also be liable to fine which may extend to rupees one lakh”

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How to prevent

Prevention is better than cure 😉
S : strengthen password : use at least 8 char , alphanumeric , symbols & upper/lower
H : Handle PII with care : Don’t give out Personal Identifying Information(PII) unless absolutely necessary
R : Read the credit reports monthly/yearly : Go to annual Credit card for bank/account report annually
E : Empty your purse /wallet : Don’t carry anymore than necessary and never Social security card
D : Discuss these tips with friends : Share your knowledge & awareness educate to others around you 🙂 For more :

src : usa.gov

~ Be Creative & smart in cyber world ~

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