As many as 16.5 million Brits were victim to cyber crimes last year, prediction for this year are even worse because scammers are using Coronavirus as ace in the sleeve.
According to NortonLifeLock Cyber Safety Insights Report almost 80% of internet users believe they don’t have any control over how their personal information is collected and used by companies and 64% don’t know how to protect their online security. Fortunately Brits wants to do more to protect their data, but some thinks it’s too late already. Report shows that as well as we should watch who we expose our digital data to, we should also make sure we are disposing paper documents such as letters correctly by shredding it.
Phishing emails using coronavirus are being sent. Last month COVID-19 tax refund were discovered by researchers at cyber-security firm Mimecast. That email was pretended government document. There are also emails being sent asking for donation to help develop vaccination against Coronavirus. This is why everyone should make an effort to be cyber literate to not be tricked.