52% of internet users get stolen funds returned following a cyber attack

New Research from Kaspersky Lab has revealed that just 52% of internet users have their stolen funds returned to them following a cyber attack.

In the broad study, in which over 12,000 people aged 16 and over were surveyed, Kaspersky Lab has revealed that on average, internet users lost £381 per attack and 10 percent of respondents said they lost more than £4000.

The report shows that while 70% of individuals are aware and concerned about online hacking, only 64% are worried about online banking fraud. Just 21% of individuals believe they are the target of cyber attacks.

Of the number surveyed, 42% have said they have experienced malware issues, with just under a quarter suffering from infected devices as a result.

Staggeringly, only 60% of internet users protect every one of their devices and even less, (50%) use insecure methods to remember passwords.   Over half (51 percent) use insecure methods to remember passwords. In fact, roughly one quarter of respondents believed that software protection was a gimmick.