Overall, 70% of Americans said they were not concerned about their data security or fraud while working at home.
With the Federal Trade Commission reporting 52,000 new cases of online fraud. FBI reporting a 400% increase in online crime reported on the Internet Center. Of Criminal Complaints.
The security index takes annual measures regarding consumer concerns in the areas of cybersecurity, national security, personal safety and economic security.
In a recent issue, Americans reported a 19% reduction in national security concerns.
On the other hand, Americans have reported an increase in concerns about human security and economic stability, with 60% more concerned or more concerned about the economy.
Many reports have found that the number of scams has increased this year.
Largely linked to the health, economic and social effects of COVID-19.
Potential signs that you may be hacked are very difficult to spot too. As criminals become more sophisticated in their deceptive art.
Also, we urge people to remain vigilant as they may be at high risk in this current climate.
“A recent study from Myers-Briggs showed that 47% of respondents are concerned about their ability to manage stress during a crisis.
The industry continues to suffer from a severe shortage of cyber security experts and experts warn that the stakes are higher than ever
moreover, the cyber-crime epidemic puts itself at risk of undermining public confidence in policies such as democracy, capitalism and personal privacy.
“Honestly, we’re all in danger,” Heather Ricciuto of IBM Security told cnbc.com, “whether you’re talking about big business or someone.”
With cybercrime-related damage expected to reach $ 6 trillion annually by 2021 according to Cybersecurity Ventures.
when people are under financial and health stress, they are less likely to experience hacking symptoms.
Remember to stay alert with emails, search directly for official websites rather than click from the email itself.
check regularly before providing any information – especially if it includes personal or financial data.