If you’ve ever wondered, can a business have their identity stolen? The answer’s a definite yes. Known as corporate identity theft or business identity theft, it can lead to major complications. Much like misusing someone’s identity, cybercriminals steal a company's critical information – name, address, credit card details etc. to commit fraud. Examples include getting credit, taking out loans, buying items, or even conning your customers – all in your business's name.
But even though 91% of security decision-makers dealt with a security incident in the last year, over 65% of businesses still don’t believe they’ll be affected by a cyber security incident.
So, what methods do business identity thieves use? Unfortunately, they've got a toolkit of strategies to tease information out of you. The usual suspects include:
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