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The Information That Hackers Want


Credit card numbers, Social Security numbers, birthdates—is there any information that hackers are particularly interested in? In this video, Adam Levin, chairman and founder of CyberScout and author of Swiped, explains what type of information hackers and identity thieves are looking for. Social Security numbers, he assets, are the skeleton key to your life and can help hackers access other critical information about your identity. All information helps to build a profile about you and helps identity thieves take over your life. Mr. Levin’s advice is that you should never provide your doctor with your Social Security number as this is a chief target of identity thieves.

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