Data Leaks Continue to Increase Identity Fraud
Data is valuable to hold, but often easily stolen
When large corporations leak your data, they don’t actually lose anything until they’re either sued or the government steps in. Most cyber criminals take a copy of the data and leave everything behind intact. Copying documents is far less obvious than outright taking the files completely. Some companies don’t find out until months later and only after putting up a legal moat of safety do they tell the public of their poor network hygiene. Don’t be surprised a few years later when another network breach occurs. Big companies leave the door open because they can get away with it time and time again. Information piles up on the internet after a short time. Leaving your personal information ripe for identity fraud.
Most companies announce the data leak, give something akin to apologizing, and then carefully deny all legal and financial responsibility. And the identity fraud protection they offer afterwards, if any, how effective is it really? Passive protection is one thing, but what you really need is active protection. Wiperts.com offers active protection against leaked data. Finding and removing your personal information from the internet is Wiperts’ specialty. Many identity fraud monitoring services do just that — monitor. Actively removing your personal information from the internet is outside of their realm of expertise. That’s why you need a service like Wiperts to protect your identity.
Einstein once said that compound interest was the most powerful force in the universe. Well, you can apply that concept to information floating around online. The more that accumulates, the more likely you’ll become a victim of identity fraud. This kind of crime doesn’t really have the spotlight shined on it. Perpetrators are rarely caught and the victims are the silent majority. We can only pray that as younger people move into government positions that they understand the massive identity fraud machine that steals billions from citizens around the world every year. But until that happens, you’re better off taking precautions.
Data leak announcements overshadowed
Would you be surprised that companies wait for big political headlines before quietly whispering that there’s been a data breach? It’s an easy move in these turbulent political times. Unless if you’re looking for news about data breaches, you’ll be hard pressed to find it, exceptions being if it’s a huge company or a leak of epic proportions. Sadly, data leaks are so common and large that it hardly becomes worthy of headlines. Just another blip on the news radar that quickly passes. The real problem is that the blips haven’t stopped and are now becoming a steady blinking light.
Many social media companies are listed on the stock market and it is in their best interest to quietly tell the public, rather than putting their bad news on blast. “There’s no such thing as bad press,” might be a saying, but when it erases billions of dollars, then the news is best delivered under the shadow of political bombshells and natural disasters. Out of mind, out of sight. There’s no hurry to announce bad news. It’s literally cheaper for these companies to disclose such news when all eyes are elsewhere.
Keep yourself protected with a service that keeps its eyes on your personal information no matter what’s going on in the headlines. With Wiperts, whenever your sensitive data is detected online, it will be removed from the internet.