First things first. Edit your Facebook profile and delete your birth date and mobile number from there. Immediately. Because these two elements in your Facebook profile can get your bank account with internet banking facility compromised. Hacked.
Alarming, isn’t it? If you don’t delete them, here’s how an attacker can take deadly advantage:
- The attacker will first access your name and date of birth from Facebook.
- With these details, he goes to the Income Tax site and updates them. From there he obtains the pan card and mobile numbers.
- Then, he gets a duplicate pan card made.
- After this he lodges a mobile theft complaint in a police station.
- With the duplicate pan card he gets another sim card from the mobile company.
- Through internet banking, he is now ready to access your account!
- He goes to the site and uses the ‘forgot my password’ option.
- Now, he easily gets past other options and gets the Internet banking pin on his sim card.
So. If you’re using net banking, go edit your Facebook profile and delete your birth date and mobile number as a safety measure.
In my next, I’ll write about Ransomware, and why I feel the majority of Indian banks’ ATMs are open to grave risk. Till then.
About Rohan P Nyayadhish
In today’s day and age, the world of internet and digital is like a lethal minefield, and so I’ve invited young cybercrime and digital safety advisor Rohan Nyayadhish to share the occasional piece on various aspects of personal and financial cybersecurity threats.
One of the youngest Digital Forensic & Information Security Advisers in India, Rohan Nyayadhish is Founder & Managing Director of Digital Task Force Pvt Ltd., Cyber Crime Helpline, Digital Status Solutions LLP and Digital Business Registrations Pvt Ltd. and Saya Welfare Foundations the NGO- Trust.
He has been a part of the Forensics team for solving several high profile cases. Rohan has also been nominated on Expert Panel of Cyber Crime Cell, Crime Branch, Pune. Rohan is an active member of the Cop-Tech Forum of the Pune Police, Nasscom and Data Security Council of India (DSCI).
We believe that it’s our responsibility to use technology in a way that doesn’t harm others and to be aware of the impact that technology has on our health, environment, and society at large: Rohan Nyayadhish
Rohan has an abiding passion for the fields of Cyber Forensics, Cyber Law and Information Security, and has been working in association with Maharashtra Police, CID, Anti-Terrorist Squad and other law enforcement agencies as a Cyber Forensic Expert and Information Security Advisor.
Rohan is one of the key people at Cyber Safety Week, formed by the Pune Police, where he plays a vital role. He has also delivered numerous lectures at seminars and conducted workshops on Cyber Forensic, Cyber Crime Investigation, Cyber-law, Cyber Ethics, Cyber Security, Cyber Terrorism and related topics at various law enforcement agencies, CID, Anti-Terrorist Squad, Schools, Colleges, and Universities, and also at leading Banking and Insurance and IT/ITES Companies in the past 10+ years. He helps nations, governments and businesses around the world defend themselves against cyber-crime, reduce their risk in the connected world, comply with regulation and transform their operations.
Rohan says, “We believe that it’s our responsibility to use technology in a way that doesn’t harm others and to be aware of the impact that technology has on our health, environment, and society at large.”