Data theft

Updated: 04/26/2017 by Computer Hope
Identity theft using shoulder surfing

Data theft is a term used to describe when information is illegally copied or taken from a business or other individuals. Commonly, this information is user information such as passwords, social security numbers, credit card information, other personal information, or other confidential corporate information.

Because this information is illegally obtained, when the individual who stole this information is apprehended, they're prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

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