Levels of cybercrime are soaring in Italy, with social networks becoming one of the main vehicles for attacks led by identity theft, according to a report commissioned by the DAS unit of Italian insurance group Generali.
According to the report 22.3% of Italians claim to have been victims of a cyber attack, with 13.3% having had their identity stolen on social networks such as Facebook and Twitter.
The report also found that 70% of users feel exposed to the threat of identity theft via social networks, followed by 44% who fear that someone is accessing their financial data to make online purchases and 38% who believe that cybercriminals are using their personal information to commit fraud.
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