Sep 172009
 
 September 17, 2009  Posted by  Breaches, Non-U.S., Online

Shaun Nichols reports:

A recent study has estimated that one in eight adults in the UK have been the victim of online fraud or identity theft.

The survey, conducted by research firm YouGov and backed by online security vendor VeriSign, polled roughly 2,100 adults in the UK. Some 12 per cent said that they had been a victim of online ID fraud within the past 12 months.

The researchers credited most of the losses to increasingly sophisticated attack methods, combined with larger numbers of users shopping online. Experts suggest that many users remain unaware of how to spot fraudulent sites and protect against data theft.

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Thanks to Brian Honan for this link.

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