Online identity theft: Who's after my Facebook password?

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The questions of "who" and "why" in identity theft remain largely ignored. That is, "Who is after online identities? And what for?"

Identity is best defined as a set of individual characteristics by which a person is recognised or known. The online world, however, has to rely on other elements of identity authentication. That most often is a login and password pair, and stealing an online identity boils down to stealing a ...

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