Stealing Kids’ Data and More Security News | Avast

Child’s play

A disturbing new trend is emerging from the dark web underworld. Cybercriminals are now using the personal data of children to set up credit lines and perpetrate identity theft. Because children naturally have fresh, unblemished credit, there are far less “ifs” than there are with an adult’s credit. Parents do not typically make it a habit to check their infant’s credit score, so the crime can continue for fifteen or twenty years before being discovered.

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