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Please note that these are possibilities on what a hacker does for stolen data does not imply the hacker is going to do it but its best to know before you get scam!
What does it mean when your personal information lands in the hands of hackers?
As a certified ethical hacker, the lost of the above information such as NRIC, Name, Race, DOB, Gender & address can lead to many complications.
When a hacker gets hold of the information, the information is typically sold online to scammers and all sorts of criminals through illegal websites such as the dark web.
What is the Dark Web?
The dark web is the “dark side of the moon”. It means that it is in locations of the internet typically inaccessible by an average internet user. The illegal deals of trading information and as far as selling guns and even drugs.(Not limited to what I have mentioned)
After the information is sold online, scammers will make use of the information to perform all sorts of scams. Typically, the most common scam is phishing scams.
What is Phishing scam?
Emails can be sent out to trick you to click malicious links which will lead to virus or trojans been injected into your computer. The trojan could be a spyware on your computer and even steal your personal information such as bank login details!
Other kinds of scams could be vishing.
What is Vishing?
I guess most Singaporeans would have experienced the “You have a parcel at custom please pay….”
This is known as vishing.
The personal information stolen could be used to convince “make you believe” whatever they are trying to ask you to do or scam your money.
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