The threat posed by cyberattacks is being underestimated, according to a new research by a multinational telecommunications services company BT. Sixty percent of people believe that they are more likely to be burgled than become a victim of a online crime, according to cyber crime figures presented by BT.
Commander Chris Greany from City of London Police said the statistics show that online crime is more prevalent today then robbery.
“The Crime Survey of England and Wales showed that people are much more likely to be a victim of digital crimes in the UK, with almost half of all crime now either fraud or cyber crime,” Commander Greany said in a recent interview.
“Just as people protect their home from burglary, so they also need to protect their digital presence. Many broadband and telephone providers now offer free security solutions and we strongly encourage everyone to take advantage of these to ensure they are protected against the less visible dangers online and over the phone,” he added.