Tuesday, September 17, 2013

One in Ten Consumers Have Lost Money to Online Fraud

The study showed that the majority of victims of online fraud live in the UK, USA and Malaysia.

One in ten Internet users in the world is becoming a victim of fraud in the implementation of online transactions. In this case, the most high level of risk are users of computers and laptops. This is evidenced by the results of research conducted by F-Secure, which was conducted in 15 countries, including Germany, Italy, France, Great Britain, Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden, Finland, Poland, the USA, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Australia and Malaysia. In a survey of F-Secure 6000 people took part in age from 20 to 60 years.

The study indicated that the financial costs of online fraud suffered 12% of Europeans and 17% of people in other continents. The largest number of victims lived in the UK, USA and Malaysia.

Nowadays, more people are concerned about online safety when using computers than when using mobile devices and tablets. 69% of users around the world are wondering about their safety when they make purchases, read, send e-mail or play games online through their computers. 54% are concerned when using mobile devices, and only 43% with tablets.

The study shows that in recent years has increased the level of understanding among the people of the necessity to update the software on their devices. 77% of respondents admitted that they stay tuned in order to prevent the presence of critical vulnerabilities in their devices.

Detailed information about the study F-Secure can be found at http://www.f-secure.com/en/web/home_global/news-info/product-news-offers/view/story/1118974/

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