The iPod celebrates it’s 5th birthday while identity fraud in the UK continues to rise says Huntswood, a provider of professional services to public and private sectors.
It stated that theft of personal information should be a major concern for every organisation. A common misconception shared by many organisations is that information security threats are most likely to originate from outside the company.
Five years ago Apple launched the handheld device that was to transform the music market. At a glance the iPod is an innocent looking portable audio device, however the technology boasts massive data storage capacity that is practically large enough to store all the data found in a typical workstation, and more.
Pod slurping describes how MP3 players such as iPods and other USB mass storage devices can easily be used to steal sensitive information that can used for the purposes of serious organised crime.
The incidence of identity fraud in the UK is rising with CIFAS – the UK’s Fraud Prevention Service, stating that cases of identity and impersonation fraud reported have risen by 500%. The estimated cost of identity fraud to the UK economy stands at approximately £1.72 billion.