Cyber hackers are trading online passwords of tens of thousands of people in Milton Keynes in a bid to extort them for cash and goods, a group of undercover online moles have found in a special probe by the MK Citizen’s Johnston Press Investigations team.
The number has spiked rapidly over the past four months in a shocking sign that illicitly obtained personal data has become one of the fastest growing tradeable commodities online.
A list of postcodes this weeks shows which areas of MK are rife for identity theft and which ones are relatively safe.
The worst area is MK4 which includes – Westcroft, Tattenhoe, Furzton, Shenley Brook End and Emerson Valley.
Here, a staggering 36,657 people have had their details hacked. Second worst is MK1 (Denbigh North and Mount Farm)where 21,181 people and businesses have been affected.
The postcodes with the lowest cyber crime stats are MK9 (CMK and Campbell Park), MK15 (Bolbeck Park, Downhead Park, Pennyland, Fox Milne, Pineham and Northfield) and MK11 (Stony Stratford and Kiln Farm).
Read more at the Citizen's website here: http://www.miltonkeynes.co.uk/news/thousands-of-online-identities-stolen-every-day-in-mk-by-slick-cyber-hackers-1-8085510