Data Thieves Are Targeting Dead People’s Social Media Accounts

Identity theft is a problem in the afterlife

Chia-Yi Hou
OneZero

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InIn 2012, the family of a deceased soldier in the United States was blindsided when they started seeing his face on ads for dating websites. His photo was being used to entice more people to visit the site.

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Chia-Yi Hou
OneZero

Science journalist based in New York with a PhD in infectious disease ecology. @chiayi_hou on Twitter.