Have you been losing sleep over your private data being hacked on the social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter? If yes, then it’s time to take a deep breath and relax, social media insurance is here.
In the last few years the privacy concerns have spiraled with countless users being the victims of identity thefts due to their vulnerable private data. A UK based company has launched the first social media insurance for the networking enthusiasts.
First of its type, this insurance helps to address various loopholes in privacy laws. This service is directed to protect an individual against the risks of damage to his/her reputation, identity theft and account jacking.
Vulnerable User Accounts
User accounts on popular social media platforms such as LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter have proven to be sitting ducks for hackers. It is common to find hackers posting derogatory messages after logging into an account. These misleading posts can prove to be detrimental to the reputation of an individual or a business.
According to the CEO of the company behind this innovative service ALLOW, Justin Basini, this service wasn’t required by the users a few years ago. Today it is otherwise, he said "That's all changed now. Every internet user faces a certain level of risk that one day a digital criminal will target them or that they will suffer damage to their reputation,"
This brings us to the important question which is how does the service work? Named ALLOW Protect, it helps a user to track how his/her personal data is used online. This form of specialist insurance comes at the charge of 3.99 pounds a month and includes legal help and support to address online attacks and their redress.
It helps to disable accounts and suppresses offensive material posted from the account. It also helps to address and stop any form of legal action that can be triggered as a result of hacking.
The social media world is transforming and the world is becoming more receptive towards the threats that lurk in the dark.