Identity Theft Essay

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INTI INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE PENANG ENL 102 ASSIGNMENT IT World reported: "Each month, the phones will spend only about 2 Yuan (US$0.30) in text messages or other mobile services. The small amount ensures that users will not take notice... The phones make money by accessing mobile services operated or linked to the handset maker..." (http://ivebeenmugged.typepad.com/my_weblog/asia/#sthash.CtWFIC1n.dpuf) You must have heard of many types of theft. We have been talking about crimes and criminals from our early age. We have always imagined criminal with guns or knives with dark masks on their face. But with changing times, criminals have now started using new technologies for better crimes! Let us discuss about the recent times where things such as credit cards, mobile phones, computers and many such other gadgets are invented. These gadgets facilitated people’s life and they proved to be a blessing of science and technologies. But soon adverse effects were to be seen. Criminals found out new loop holes in these technologies and started to use them as their new weapon for stealing others identity. Identity theft cases were first reported in the US which then spread to European countries, England and eventually Asian countries. The above abstract about china’s case of identity theft is taken from a blog that talks about all sorts of identity theft cases. For many people in Asian countries such as Singapore and Hong Kong, theft of their identities is the biggest worry they face. According to Wikipedia, identity theft is a form of stealing someone's identity in which someone pretends to be someone else by assuming that person's identity, typically in order to access resources or obtain credit and other benefits in that person's name. Identity theft is also said to have occured when someone uses your personally identifying information (PII), such as your name, Social

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