If you're afraid of being attacked by cybercriminals, your fear is justified. More than two billion people online have had their personal data stolen or compromised, according to a February report by cybersecurity company McAfee. With enough of your personal data, a fraudster is able to launch an attack that is so sophisticated in nature - and so unique to your online behaviour or personal circumstances - that you could not reasonably be expected to recognise it. Money recently reported on the case of a Durban psychologist who was defrauded of R1.2-million late last year while attempting an offshore investment, on the advice of her financial planner. A fraudster managed to intercept e-mails between the investor and her financial planner and supply alternative banking details - his own - in place of those originally supplied by the financial adviser. Money asked Duncan McLeod, editor of TechCentral, and Jason Norwood-Young, a Cape Town technologist and editor of Naked Data, how consu...

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