Half of Internet Users Fall Victim to Cyber Attacks
Half of computer users confirm that they have fallen victim to some form of cybercrime, according to a new NordLocker cybersecurity report.
In April, the company polled 1,400 Internet users in the US and UK, revealing that over 50% of respondents had fallen victim to malicious cyber activity.
Brits hold steady at 55%, while 67% of Americans admit to having encountered malicious cyber activities while using their Internet-enabled devices. Computer viruses, phishing scams and stolen passwords were among the most common cyber-related incidents mentioned by users:
• 33% of UK respondents compared to 46% of US respondents experienced malware attacks
• 20% of UK respondents compared to 32% of US respondents fell victim to an email scam
• 14% of UK respondents compared to 23% of US respondents claim to have had their passwords stolen