Survey: Online consumers think they’re not cyberattack targets
The 2015 Consumer Security Risks Survey report released by Kaspersky Lab has revealed that 46 percent of those surveyed believe they are not a target for cyberattacks,
The views of the respondents contrast with the fact that 45 percent admitted that they have encountered a malware incident, 25 percent have experienced account hacking and 48 percent have experienced a financial threat, according to the 2015 Consumer Security Risks Survey report
The study, which explores consumer behavior and opinions related to their use of connected devices and awareness of current security threats, found that although many consumers are aware of cyber threats, most admit that they neglect to properly protect their devices, personal data and families from online risks.
[blockquote right=”pull-right”]“Adult participants worried that older relatives may not know how to protect themselves from malware (52%), online scams (50%) or theft (45%). For children under the age of 18, 61 percent of parents worry that their kids have uncontrolled access to inappropriate content online; however, 76 percent of parents surveyed had not installed parental control software that would help to mitigate such risks.”[/blockquote]