Valentine’s day 2010: Attack on the ‘heart’ of the PC user BitDefender prevents identity theft with online dating before Valentine’s day 2010: attack on the heart of the PC user Holzwickede, 09th February 2010 on February 14th is Valentine’s day and online dating platforms are booming. Security expert BitDefender (www.bitdefender.de) discourages users however, in finding partners in the network, to deal with the disclosure of personal data to careless. Because cyber criminals rely on the proverb love makes blind and have no regard for broken hearts. There are many reputable and reliable E-dating services. However, users in the selection of the service should be extremely careful and closely examine these.
By specifying private or business address, telephone numbers, or even social security numbers should be waived anyway. Even at first glance trivial information, such as mother’s maiden name or the name of the first pet, can be exploited by cyber criminals. They often serve the perpetrators for the detection of E-mail oder online-banking account passwords.