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EU survey shows impact of cybercrime

The Portugal News Online - Internet users in the European Union are very concerned about cyber-security, according to a Eurobarometer survey published earlier this week.

Just over three-quarters (76 percent) agree that the risk of becoming a victim of cybercrime has increased in the past year, more than in a similar study from 2012. A further 12 percent of Internet users have already had their social media or email account hacked.
While 70 percent of internet users across the EU are confident of their ability to use the internet to shop or bank online, only about 50 percent actually choose to do so. This significant gap shows the negative impact of cybercrime on the digital single market: the two main concerns about such online activities being related to the misuse of personal data (mentioned by 37 percent) and the security of online payments (35 percent).