Tips To Protect Yourself Against Cyber Crime – InfotechBot

Tips To Protect Yourself Against Cyber Crime

By Prosyscom
In April 4, 2019
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Over the last year, almost one in three Australians experienced cyber crime and 55 per cent of the population say it is at least somewhat likely they will experience cyber crime in the next year.

These are some of the key findings from the 2018 Norton LifeLock Cyber Safety Insights Report, an online survey conducted in Australia by The Harris Poll in October 2018 among 1,002 adults.

In fact, cyber crime in the past year cost the average Aussie an estimated AU$240 and almost 7 hours trying to resolve the resulting issues, such as replacing devices or recovering lost files or money.

The Norton LifeLock Cyber Safety Insights Report also estimates Australians lost 37 million hours and $1.3 billion as an impact of cyber crime in the past year.

Never open suspicious-looking emails: Cyber criminals send fake emails or texts that may look legitimate.

Most Common Cyber Crimes In Australia

  • 26 per cent of people have detected malicious software on a computer, Wi-Fi network smartphone, tablet, smart home or other connected device.
  • 14 per cent detected unauthorised access on an online banking of other financial account.
  • 12 per cent detected unauthorised access on an email account.

In today’s connected world, businesses are prime targets for cyber attacks and unintentional missteps can result in critical exposure of consumers’ sensitive personal information

Cybersafety

Nearly three in four Australians are more alarmed than ever about their privacy. In fact, one in five respondents have gone so far as to delete a social media account due to privacy concerns in the past 12 months.