Threats from cybercriminals are on the rise – almost all Internet users agree on this. 94 percent agree with this statement, compared to 89 percent a year ago. At the same time, many online users admit to having little knowledge of their own IT security.
Only three out of ten Internet users (31 percent) feel that they themselves are able to adequately protect devices such as smartphones or computers from attacks by Internet criminals. And two thirds (66 percent) say that they would not even notice if strangers spied on their computer or smartphone over the Internet.
This is the result of a representative survey of more than 1,000 Internet users in Germany commissioned by the digital association Bitkom.
says Susanne Dehmel, Member of the Bitkom Management Board.