Popular ‘Vaccine Selfies’ Pose Cybercrime Risks | Burns & Wilcox

Data security experts sound the alarm to warn those engaging in the latest social media trend of sharing celebratory COVID-19 “vaccine selfies” depicting themselves holding their Centers for Disease Control and Prevention vaccination record card. Including these records in such photos, experts caution, could expose the kind of information — such as full name and date of birth — criminals use to commit identity theft and even home robbery.

 

“The relief and enthusiasm that inspire vaccine selfies are certainly understandable; however, exercising restraint is imperative. Sharing even the most basic personal details publicly could lead to devastating consequences if that information falls into the wrong hands.” –Danion Beckford, Underwriter, Professional Liability, Burns & Wilcox, Toronto, Ontario

 

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