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Data security: Every Second is a victim of cyber crime

data theft, fraud, harassment: Any second user in Germany has fallen by 2018 Internet crime to the victim. The Bitkom industry Association is warning: a Lot of people make the perpetrators life too easy.

Every second Internet user in Germany last year, a victim of cyber crime. The industry Association Bitkom commissioned a representative survey showed. Most users complain Online about the illegal use of your personal data or the disclosure of your data to third parties: 23% were affected.

Twelve per cent of Internet users were defrauded, according to information from the private purchasing or sales transactions, eleven percent reported that their account was misused. Two percent reported from data - and identity theft outside of the Internet, the abuse of account data, a percent there.

With relatively simple means can go Criminal on the Internet of sensitive data.

"not to fight that it is highly attractive for Criminals,"

Internet users have, according to the survey, but only with theft or fraud. Every Tenth says that he was attacked on the Internet to be verbally solid, or offended. Sexual harassment in the digital space for eight percent of the respondents complain.

"The Internet is highly attractive for Criminals," said Bitkom managing Director Bernhard Rohleder. "With relatively little effort other users for your own advantage harm." Users may abuse with a few simple precautions a data or identity theft more difficult.

The Association advised again to use in addition to regular Updates of the Software used and the Two-factor authentication for access to platforms, more complex passwords, which could not be easily guessed.

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