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88 Privacy Breaches to Beware Of by Lyn Boxall, William Hioe, Kevin Shepherdson

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illustration 72 Think that you will never be a victim of cyber theft? Think again!

In May 2015, a journalist wrote in The Straits Times in Singapore that she was a victim of cyber thieves. They stole the ID and password of her Gmail account. They also grabbed her list of contacts and their email details.

How could this have happened to a veteran journalist who is pretty tech-savvy and has written dozens of IT-related articles? Simple: she was a victim of phishing. It can happen to anyone.

What is phishing?

Phishing is a type of cyber theft – a type of cyber attack. Wikipedia defines phishing as the illegal attempt to acquire sensitive information such as user ...

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