Yesterday a report from Experian revealed that incidents of identity theft in the United Kingdom have risen 66 percent in the last year, with most victims living in London.
According to Experian, residents in College Gardens in Tooting, south London, were almost five times more likely to fall victim to identity thieves than average. Other hotzones – which saw more than four times the usual level of reported ID fraud according to Experian – were scattered across the country. Great Cambourne near Cambridge, the village of Far Cotton, Northampton and the large housing estate of Ingleby Barwick, Stockton-on-Tees were singled out for attention.
The fact is, however, that cybercriminals looking to steal information for financial gain will take whatever they can get their hands on, and that users everywhere should ensure their identities are protected online…
Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.
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