Nearly one in four Internet users in Germany (24 percent) is already at least once been a victim of Cyber-crime. Most frequently it hits younger people.

As a recent representative study shows, have seen 36 percent of the Affected fraud when shopping Online. In 28 percent of these confidential data were fished, 26 percent of reported malicious software attacks by viruses or Trojans. In 18 percent of the cases involved identity theft. With cyber bullying or blackmailing soft goods, respectively, 13 percent of the Affected experience.

The “digital barometer” is created once a year by the Federal office for information security (BSI) and the programme for Police crime prevention of the Länder and the Federal government, the problems in the area of Cyber, identify security. Not one of these problems is the carelessness of many users when it comes to protection against Online attacks. Access to information about current threats, many citizens feel that according to the study, not optimal.

according to The figures, only 61 percent of people who go online, anti virus programs installed. Only 58 percent of the respondents stated to use secure passwords. More than 60 percent of users install the Updates immediately. His E-Mails encrypted, almost every Fifth (19 percent).

That younger people are significantly more likely to be victims of Internet crime than Older people, according to the study, not only in order to do that you have more things online to do – from ticket purchase to interact via Social Media. Another reason could be that you are careless as regards crime on the Internet. While almost half (49 percent) of the 60 – to 66-Year-old recommendations to increase the security instantly reacted, does this of the 16 – to 29-Year-olds, only about one in four (26 percent).

Positively assessed, BSI Vice-President Gerard Schabhüser in the presentation of the study on Monday in Berlin, the development of Online Banking. Here Two-factor authentication have led to a significant improvement. In addition to a password, such as a fingerprint or a a Tan Generator generated number to place a second safety factor.

most Of the cyber attacks, the police learns nothing. Because the “digital barometer 2019” shows that Only every third case is displayed. The clearance rate was just under 38 percent. For the past year, the Police crime statistics shows that around
272 000 crimes “with Instrumentalities Internet” – eight per cent more than in 2017. “We suspect that there is a large dark field,” said Martin von Simson, head of unit in the Federal Ministry of the interior. This is due to the fact that some victims shy away from the cost of a display, because you have not lost any large sum of money, or out of shame.

Because in addition to extortion in the style of “We know You’re on Porn-pages on-the-go”, there are also scammers who will build an online “relationship” to demand, and then, in an alleged emergency situation money. Typical scenarios of the imaginary young pretty woman from Russia or the Ukraine, the money for your visit to an elderly man in Germany that takes place then, but never are. Lonely women in middle age to fall more on the history of the supposed engineer, working in Africa, and there, for example, in a car accident.

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