President of France not immune to online theft

According to the Associated Press, French police said that in October of this year they arrested two men for breaking into the personal bank account of French President Nicolas Sarkozy.


The BBC says that the Internet hackers probably didn’t know that it was Sarkozy’s account they were stealing money from, a reminder that none of us are immune to risk if we don’t take a few precautions.


To help avoid ID theft:



If you think you might already be a victim of identity theft, see What to do if you’ve responded to a phishing scam.

About the Author
Eve Blakemore

Group Manager, Trustworthy Computing

Eve Blakemore is a Group Manager for Trustworthy Computing who delivers consumer guidance around the latest trends in security and privacy. Eve joined Microsoft in 1998 and has worked in corporate and field roles with Microsoft Learning, US Public Sector, Read more »