"Out of office" e-mail could help criminals target employees' homes

Would-be thieves can spam organizations, cross reference information from "out of office" replies to target homes of staff on vacation
|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 01/06/2003

The “out of office” e-mail many workers use when they’re on vacation could be making their homes a prime target for thieves.

A U.K. organization representing the corporate IT community, The Corporate IT Forum - .tif, issued the warning after evidence emerged that criminals are able to discover the personal details, and in some cases the home addresses, of staff through cross-referencing the information contained in “out of office” e-mail messages.

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