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Could Sharing Files Help Hackers?

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Bill-Rehkopf Bill Rehkopf
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PITTSBURGH (NewsRadio 1020 KDKA) — In a story featured in Sunday’s issue of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, reporter Andrew Conte goes in depth on how sharing files could lead to your most personal information being stolen by computer hackers.

On the Monday edition of the KDKA Afternoon News, Bill Rehkopf talked with Conte about the story.

“It’s incredible how much personal information people place on file sharing networks,” Conte said.

He added, “it’s tax returns, photos of their kids, stuff from employers, lists of Social Security numbers and in most cases, the people don’t even know the info is out there.”

Conte tells Rehkopf a local company, Tiversa, which is headquartered in downtown Pittsburgh, has been hired by several national companies, to monitor if information is being stolen.