Filled with malware, phishing and scams, does the web need a safety manual?
Cybercrime is a booming economy estimated to cost the world $600bn per year. Naturally, the rise of cybercrime is connected to the ever-increasing importance of the Internet in modern life. However, one major reason for the success of cyber criminals is the fact that very few people receive proper security instructions before using the Internet, which puts them at risk.
“You could argue that 80 percent of cyber crime can be prevented. That’s a stat the government is using and I was using it in the police and it’s still apparent today,” Jake Moore of ESET asserts. “On a box of paracetamol you get all the risks on the back — and if you really want to go for it, you can read the leaflet inside. You don’t get that on the internet.”