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Brits feel more at risk of cybercrime and fraud since lockdown

by LLB Editor
13th Aug 20 8:42 am

New findings from Ipsos MORI show around a fifth of the British public feel more at risk of certain types of cybercrime and fraud since the Prime Minister announced lockdown due to the Coronavirus on March 23rd.

These include feeling more at risk of buying counterfeit goods online, someone accessing their online accounts without permission and their devices being infected with computer viruses or other malware. Against a backdrop of uncertainty, half of the British public feel confident in the ability of the Government and its law enforcement agencies to protect them from fraud and cybercrime.

When it comes to feeling at risk of cybercrime and fraud, people feel most at risk of someone accessing their online accounts without permission (58%) and devices being infected with a computer virus or other malware (57%). To protect your privacy online, be it your personal information or your internet address, a virtual private network can secure your internet traffic. Read about it more here.

But since the Prime Minister announced lockdown, a fifth of the British public feel more at risk of buying counterfeit goods online (22%), someone accessing their online accounts without permission (20%) or their devices being infected with computer viruses or other malware (19%).

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