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Have I been hacked? Cybersecurity experts share tips for protecting personal data

The following article was written by Jacob Dube and Anna Stafford and was first published in the The Globe and Mail on Sept 20, 2023

According to Randy Purse, senior cybersecurity advisor at Rogers Cybersecure Catalyst –Toronto Metropolitan University’s centre for training, innovation and collaboration in cybersecurity, most people don’t actually get “hacked” in the official sense of the word. Instead, the largest threat to average Canadians are social engineering attacks. Rather than access your data through traditional hacking strategies, which can be very difficult and require a lot of technical skill, these attacks attempt to access your data through human interaction.