Study: Cybercrime Awareness on the Rise


Internet users in Europe are acutely aware of personal cybersecurity threats, but not necessarily taking basic precautions to protect themselves, according to a massive new study conducted by the European Union (EU) and Europol.

Researchers interviewed 27,680 people in the EU's 27 member nations, as well as Croatia, and found that the percentage of Internet users who “feel very well informed” about cyber threats has increased in the past year, from 38 percent to 44.

About half of those surveyed are concerned about identity theft (52 percent) and about online banking fraud (49 percent).

“However, only around half (48%) of Internet users in the EU have changed any of their online passwords during the past year,” researchers wrote.

Read the full report HERE.

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