The University oF Kent in the UK has revealed new figures to show the extent to which Cybercrime affects people in the UK.

Nearly one in five people have had their online accounts hacked with some people losing more than £10,000 ($15000) due to criminal activity.

The findings are part of a Survey on Cyber Security, which revealed that despite the minority being affected by online crime, those that were suffered considerable losses.

Dr Julio Hernandez-Castro, from the Centre for Cyber Security, said:

“These up-to-date survey results on how cybercrime is affecting British citizens will undermine some misconceptions and make it easier to understand where to best focus our research efforts for designing new solutions to combat cybercrime.”

Other findings include the revelation that over 6% of people have had their accounts compromised on more than one occasion and that survey respondents aged 55-64 were the least likely age group to be successfully targeted by online crime, with some 90% confirming that they had not been victims of security breaches to their online accounts. This, according to the researchers, could be attributed to this age group spending less time online, having fewer activities and accounts or, more generally, being more cautious and security aware when online.

The Survey, which set out to explore the extent to which Britons have been affected by cybercrime, also revealed that despite the majority of respondents not being significantly affected by online crime, those who had been suffered considerable losses.

The Survey on Cyber Security can be viewed at http://www.cyber.kent.ac.uk/Survey1.pdf



 Avaya Nortel Passport 8310 Cabinet New picture
Avaya Nortel Passport 8310 Cabinet New
$850.0


NT7B08AA Nortel Avaya Business Communications Managers Tested Warranty picture
NT7B08AA Nortel Avaya Business Communications Managers Tested Warranty
$31.31


Avaya IP500 VCM 32 V2 Base Card (700504031)  picture
Avaya IP500 VCM 32 V2 Base Card (700504031) 
$78.0


AVAYA  9620c  30DAY WARRANTY picture
AVAYA 9620c 30DAY WARRANTY
$8.0


Avaya-Lucent M5520-100TX 530-0026-012 P550 20-PORT 10/100 TX picture
Avaya-Lucent M5520-100TX 530-0026-012 P550 20-PORT 10/100 TX
$74.99


AL1001A14-E5 Nortel Avaya 5650-TD 48-Port Gigabit Ethernet Routing Switch  picture
AL1001A14-E5 Nortel Avaya 5650-TD 48-Port Gigabit Ethernet Routing Switch
$869.99


Avaya 4690 IP Conference Phone Station picture
Avaya 4690 IP Conference Phone Station
$49.0


LOT OF TWO: NEW SEALED FACTORY BOX Avaya 9608 IP VoIP Phone Telephone 700504844 picture
LOT OF TWO: NEW SEALED FACTORY BOX Avaya 9608 IP VoIP Phone Telephone 700504844
$84.95