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Privacy Pandemic: How Cybercriminals Determine Targets, Attack Identities, And Violate Privacy

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Sausalito, Calif. – May 22, 2024

After mounting red flags caused Chris Smith to end a close relationship, he found his digital life under attack: accounts were compromised, emails and texts were intercepted, his Social Security number was stolen, and his mother’s home Wi-Fi router was breached.

Smith would soon learn that cybercriminals had targeted him in one of the most extensive, twisted cases of digital identity theft known to experts. He discovered that he wasn’t alone, but rather another casualty of the Information Age plague that continues to threaten the finances and digital safety of individuals, companies, and governments worldwide.

Once he recovered from the shock and betrayal, he assembled a comprehensive team of attorneys, digital forensics specialists, and law enforcement agents and vowed to bring his attackers to justice.

As Smith discovered when he tried to hold his attackers accountable, keeping vital personal information safe in the digital age is incredibly difficult. His book, “Privacy Pandemic,” is not only a firsthand account of what happens when one is targeted by sophisticated cybercriminals — it’s also a guide for readers on how to stay safe in a dangerous digital world.

Smith recently came on the Cybercrime Magazine Podcast to tell us his story.

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