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HUMINT - John Walker maps the Homo Sapien...

With so much theft of personal data, Professor John Walker looks at the potential onward exploitation of this data when used to “Map The Human”. In June 2015 the public were yet again alerted to yet another security breach of computer systems, which in this latest debacle implicated US Government information assets amounting to 4 million records of current and past employees, with the finger pointing directly at the suspected assailants sitting in the domicile of China. At first glance, and as with the multiples of other similar hacks, the exfiltration of the targeted information tended to focus on the possibilities of leverage that may be applied to generate illicit lines of revenue from the application of borrowing, or imitating identification of an individual [Not Identity Theft SIC]




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