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Identity Hacking

 

Posting on the Internet or Bulletin Board(s) anonymously, pseudonymously, or giving a completely false name/address/telephone with intent to deceive. This is a controversial activity, generating much discussion amongst those who maintain the net sites. There are two cases in which problems can be caused for organisations:-

  1. a member of staff engages in such practices and is 'found out' by net users, thereby associating the organisation name with the activity.
  2. a posting by an unrelated third party, pretending to be the organisation, or a representative.

In either case, if such posts are abusive, or otherwise intended to stir up an argument, the likely result is a Flame Attack, or Mail Bombing.


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