Thursday, 31 January 2013

50% of Londoners hacked


A recent survey has found that over half of Londoners have fallen victim to cyber crime, with a fifth of them losing money as a result.

According to the Get Safe Online campaign, each attack is costing its victims an average of £274.

Chief executive, Tony Neate said “We conducted this survey to highlight the need for more awareness about staying safe online and it has done just that.”

The survey also found that a third of people did not know they were putting themselves at risk online. The figure sounds quite serious considering London is a technology hot stop were you can’t walk for 5 minutes without seeing someone online. Whether it’s through their phone, tablet or laptop. 

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