Identity Theft

Identity Theft

Identity theft is the compromise of an individual’s identity. Everyone is probably aware of identity theft in terms of a lost credit card, or stolen bank account number. There is little difference when thinking about Identity Theft in the cyber world. If someone steals your credit card – the next think you know you are getting a call from your credit card company telling you about the $X,XXX in charges that can’t remember making. In the cyber realm, the same think can happen when an attacker steals your identity to log in to a computer. Next target – your online bank account.