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Can Cloud Web Security Protect From Identity Theft?
According to the BBC, identity theft is the fastest growing white-collar crime in Britain, increasing at almost 500% a year. More than £1.6 million worth of card fraud occurs every day in the UK, with a new fraudulent transaction taking place every eight seconds – many of these transactions are carried out on online.
Identity theft is a major concern for internet users and involves the criminal abuse of a person’s identity, usually for monetary gains. There are numerous ways that cyber criminals carry out identity theft practices; the most common involve using spyware and phishing techniques as a way to get unsuspecting users to willingly handover bank account or credit card details. Identity theft will usually be used as a way to exploit the credit worthiness of a person to commit fraudulent activities such as making online purchases, taking out credit cards and bank loans, and even going as far as to commit mortgage fraud. Fortunately, with Cloud Web Security this problem can be removed.
By employing powerful antispyware and antimalware software, comprehensive antiphishing, URL filtering and advert blocking capabilities, Cloud Web Security can detect and eliminate any known cybercrime techniques before any type of attempted identity theft takes place.