Hackers Are Exploiting Bored People

Hackers are exploiting bored people with random surveys on social media. What is actually happening is that personal identification information is being stolen by identity theft criminals. Here are some of the questions being asked. These answers are commonly used to help verify the identity of a person with their security questions.

Where are you from?                   STOP

Favorite color?                              GIVING

First pet’s name?                          PEOPLE

Street you grew up on?                YOUR

First child’s name?                       PERSONAL

Favorite restaurant?                     INFO

Favorite teacher’s name?             TO

First job title?                                 GUESS

Favorite food?                                YOUR

A strong opinion you have?         PASSWORDS

Favorite band?                               AND

First car?                                         SECURITY

Your mother’s maiden name?     QUESTIONS

Jason Newburg, 260.243.5100, ext 2101, is the founder and owner of Aptica LLC. This IT management and support company has been serving small to medium-sized businesses for 19 years in the region that includes Angola, South Bend, and Fort Wayne, IN, Battle Creek, MI, and Toledo OH.




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