Today’s #infosec Word of the Day #10 is
PII stands for Personally identifiable information. Any data that can identify an individual directly or indirectly. Some of the examples are name, address, social security number, telephone number, email address, etc.,
The loss of PII can result in substantial harm to individuals, including identity theft or other fraudulent use of the information. Recent leak of 700 million users of LinkedIn is an example. LinkedIn users should use caution when clicking on emails and be aware of social engineering attacks as this leak greatly increases the risks to especially LinkedIn users.
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