What can cyber criminals find out about you?

In this blog, we highlight our Individual Internet Investigation service and explain how it can help protect you from cyber attacks.

With more essential parts of life now taking place online than ever before, it’s increasingly important to protect your identity and the integrity of your online profile.

Take social media, for example. Platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are the success story of the 21st century.

To give you an idea of the popularity of this type of software, here are some startling facts:

  • Facebook – 2.45 billion monthly active users

  • Twitter – 300 million monthly active users

  • Instagram – 1 billion monthly active users

Popularity like this means that social media is like honey to a wasp where cyber crime is concerned. Fraudsters see social media users as a captive and trusting audience, that can be manipulated into performing acts they would normally be more vigilant about.

Social media has effectively built a platform, not just for sharing ideas and cat pictures, but as a playground for cyber crime. Hackers can also wade through news posts, online forums and public records to discover more about you.

To find out what cyber criminals can discover about you, check out our new Individual Internet Investigation service.

This service provides a comprehensive review of an individual's online presence, associations and what personal or private information is available publicly.

Social media, news posts, online forums and public records are all reviewed to create an individual’s internet profile and to understand any specific risks to, or threats from an individual.

Service reporting includes a detailed report citing sources, links, associations and a comprehensive threat assessment based on the initial brief, as well as an explanation of how information might be used in an attack against the individual.

To learn more about this service, or to request a quote, click here.


The East Midlands Cyber Resilience Centre is non-for-profit and is Policing-led. We provide a range of affordable cyber resilience services with the very current knowledge and technical expertise from the UK's top university cyber talent. Our services help SMEs and therefore supply chain prepare and improve cyber resilience.


The contents of blog posts on this website are provided for general information only and are not intended to replace specific professional advice relevant to your situation. The intention of East Midlands Cyber Resilience Centre (EMCRC) is to encourage cyber resilience by raising issues and disseminating information on the experiences and initiatives of others. Articles on the website cannot by their nature be comprehensive and may not reflect most recent legislation, practice, or application to your circumstances. EMCRC provides affordable services and Trusted Partners if you need specific support. For specific questions please contact us by email.


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