Dumpster Diving

Someone could be looking for treasure
in your trash to uncover your personal data.

What is dumpster diving?

Dumpster diving is a technique used to retrieve personal information that could be used to carry out an attack on a computer network. Dumpster diving isn’t limited to searching through the trash for obvious treasures like access codes or passwords written down on sticky notes. Seemingly innocent information like a phone list, calendar or organizational chart can be used to assist an hacker using social engineering techniques to gain access to the network.

How to protect yourself against dumpster diving?

1. Destroy all your documents which contain personal information. You must do this by shredding, as it will destroy all content in the documents effectively.

2. Pick out all documents and papers which contain sensitive personal information. These may include credit card receipts, medical documents, utility bills, bank statements, anything containing your identification details and do not forget pre-approved credit offers because they usually have lots of information on them.

3. If you are in the habit of recycling, still follow number one, destroy all traces of information to avoid getting in trouble.

4. Contact people, businesses, and companies who have or know your personal information because they may be targets to get to you. Inform them that you need help to secure your digital identity against identity theft.

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