Almost 60% of Brits don’t know they’ve been hacked, survey finds

As some of you may be aware, October is European Cybersecurity Month. Although more and more people are becoming aware of how cyber secure their technology is, more work needs to be done. According to research from ESET of 2,000 Brits, 31% of them remain unconcerned by cybersecurity.

There is no better time than now to raise more awareness about cybersecurity and how important it is in protecting our assets. Particularly now, as more of us are working from home on our own devices. Staggeringly, almost 60% of Brits don’t know they’ve been hacked which could set a dangerous precedent for the company data on personal devices.

This data shows the need to educate the masses, as 26% of us don’t know what the signs are when we fall victim to a successful attack. This could help people notice the early signs of a hack and end it before it does any substantial damage.

Jake Moore, a cybersecurity expert at ESET UK said “Scams are growing in frequency and it is becoming much harder to spot a phishing email. Possible signs you may have been hacked are more difficult to recognise, too, as criminals become more sophisticated in their art of deception. While some may not be concerned about their cybersecurity, this European Cybersecurity Month, we urge individuals to stay alert as they may be even more vulnerable in this current climate and must take extra precautions.”

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