In response to a recent survey over half those questioned said they had been a victim of online crime. This class of crime includes internet-based fraud, ID theft and hacking. The survey also found that less than a third of the victims said they had reported the incident.
On the other hand almost half of those who had suffered some form of cybercrime changed their behaviour for the better. Stronger passwords and being more vigilant when shopping online were two of the most popular changes.
Simple steps including putting a password on your computer or mobile device, never clicking on a link sent by a stranger, using strong passwords and always logging off from an account or website when you are finished go toward providing a higher level of protection.
For additional help visit the Get Safe Online Week, site.