Careful where you selfie: Hackers are using WFH photos to steal your info

Careful where you selfie: Hackers are using WFH photos to steal your info

Posted March 9, 2021

Careful where you selfie: Hackers are using WFH photos to steal your info

  • When you’re proud of your home office setup, it’s tempting to snap a selfie and share it with the world — but think twice before you hit “Post.” Hawk-eyed hackers can take a single detail from your background and pinpoint sensitive data, including corporate secrets.
  • If you post a selfie online, potential cybercriminals can zoom in and see the contents of your computer screen. If you left up an email from your boss, now they know which email address to use to target your team with Business Email Compromise (BEC) attacks.
  • If you still want to upload a photo of your home office setup, blur the background.

– Serena O’Sullivan | March 9, 2021