Cyber attacks hit more People in Singapore.
Singapore: According to a new government survey, more people in Singapore fell victim to cyber-attacks last year. Cybercriminals or hackers hacked a lot of people’s online accounts.
And while more people are now aware of the dangers and consequences of cyberattacks, such as ransomware that locks their files until they pay the hackers, many still think it is unlikely to be attacked and victimized.
According to findings from the Singapore Cybersecurity Agency (CSA) Cybersecurity Awareness Survey, nearly four in 10 people here, or 37 percent, reported being the victims of at least one cybersecurity incident in the past year, according to findings from the Singapore Cybersecurity Agency (CSA) Cybersecurity Awareness Survey. ) released on Monday (June 28).
There is no doubt, it represents an increase of almost three in 10, or 28 percent, in 2019.
The three most common cyber incidents reported by the people in the survey were: unauthorized attempts to access their accounts online; Hackers using your accounts to contact other people. And have hackers lock your accounts or files online.
CSA Executive Director David Koh said that even the Covid-19 pandemic has led to more everyday activities being carried out digitally. He also added, “it is essential that we all know about and adopt good cyber hygiene to stay safe online at the light of our most extensive fingerprint. “
He said that while the CSA survey showed that more people are aware of cyber threats, many still believe that they will not be the target of cyber criminals.
The survey, which surveyed around 1,000 Singaporeans and permanent residents online last December, found that phishing awareness has increased.
The study showed that 72 percent said they knew what phishing was – hackers posing as others to trick victims into giving up their data. This figure was higher than 66 percent in 2019.
More people were also able to identify the phishing emails, and 73 percent were able to correctly determine whether more than half of the emails they were presented with were phishing or not. The previous year, the figure was 61 percent.
Concern for cybersecurity incidents remained high and increased marginally here, between 1 percentage point and 3 percentage points across different incidents.
But far fewer people thought they would be the target, even though there was an increase of 3 to 6 percentage points.
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