Hacking isn’t just financial-hacking anymore.

It would be surprising to lots of people that Hacking isn’t just about stealing money or data from companies, individuals. Hackers have reached beyond boundaries. Read the story of Nicholas FearnIt.

Hacker could be your friend who is jealous of you or wants to punish you for some silly mistakes. Does not mean you should be scared of your friends or family members, but accept the truth that there is a possibility you could be next Nicholas FearnIt.

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Journalist and blogger Nicholas Fearn told the BBC that someone created a Gmail account in his name, and withdrew his job application. He said he had applied for a writing job at a company in South Wales and was selected for a written assessment at its office.

So, I had a job interview for a really cool role last week and was told I’d hear back by Friday. I never heard back. It turns out someone created a Gmail account in my name and contacted the company to withdraw my application. Has this happened to anyone else before? I’m shocked.

When Mr Fearn applied for a job at the company he didn’t hear back. He said the recruitment team said they’d get back to him by Friday, but they never did. At first, he assumed he was unsuccessful, but after emailing his contact there, it turned out someone had created a Gmail account in his name and asked the company to withdraw his application

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My job application was withdrawn by someone pretending to be me

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