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Originally posted on Coinspeaker, here.
CPP Group Plc a “life assistance company“ has published its research into people accessing other people’s data without their permission, also known as hacking.
The results are alarming, with “13% admitting they have accessed someone else’s online account details without their permission”.
CPP have coined the term “casual hacking” with Facebook and similar social sites being the most targeted. Further research results are below:-
16% of people have had their own online password-protected information accessed without their permission
Of those who have had their data accessed
Identity fraud expert from CPP, Danny Harrison said: “People may dismiss checking up on their friend or partner’s accounts as a bit of fun, but in reality they are hacking. Looking at someone’s personal information without their knowledge is a serious act and one that could have serious repercussions both personally and professionally. We would urge everyone to be very careful about sharing passwords and to be vigilant about monitoring their accounts.”
The CPP research also polled the “casual hackers” about their knowledge and attitudes towards tutorials and hacking advice being available on the internet.
Danny Harrison continued: “Hacking presents a risk to consumers and businesses and it is important people take the necessary steps to protect their identities and manage any compromised data. People are concerned about their password protected information being accessed without their permission and we are calling on the Government to review access to these online hacking lessons.”
CPP’s have produced their top tips on protecting your information from hackers:
CPP’s website can be found here.