User Phishing Attacks To The Victims At The Online Shopping Often Fall

BitDefender study: 57 percent of 2.210 respondents gave up credit card numbers Holzwickede to unknown, May 17, 2011 took a recent study of security software vendor BitDefender ( user behavior online purchases more closely scrutinized. The alarming result: Many customers worry deal with private information. Almost 60% of respondents indicated that have already responded to phishing emails and credit card numbers. The search result with regard to the availability of this information is equally worrying. As with a little skill to find on the Internet or alternatively purchase at Cybergangstern. The BitDefender study consists of a non-representative survey and a research.

Total 2.210 people aged from 18 to 65 took part in the survey on the behavior of Internet shops. It turned out that 98% of respondents often use the same online payment methods to pay various bills. The same percentage answered in the affirmative the question whether they ever received phishing emails in which, according to the credit card details have been asked. The shocking thing: 57% of respondents admitted to have responded to these messages and disclose the requested bank data. The sender is usually unknown individuals or Stooges were”financial institutions. The Internet criminals have easy game for data thieves using the credit card information voluntarily sent to easy. So were withdrawn in a row the data transfer at 43% of the respondents money from the account.

Furthermore 65% of respondents could no longer access their E-Mail account, as they have passed the corresponding access data together with the other data. 32% received a phone call from their bank, with a request to confirm the transactions made by the Cybergangstern. With skill or money data to steal In the second part of the study researched the BitDefender experts, whether bank data using simple search in the World Wide Web to refer let. Already with a simple search method they encountered information such as the account holder and his address, online ID, Card verification code, expiration date, and security questions including answers. Within five minutes, the anti-virus specialists gathered data from around 30 accounts. In addition, they ended up also by willing cooperation data thieves on the desired information about prices from 17 to 200 USD. For more information see. About BitDefender BitDefender is software developer, one of the industry’s fastest and most efficient product lines internationally certified security software. Since the founding of the company in 2001, BitDefender has set new standards in the field of proactive protection against threats from the Internet. Every day, BitDefender protects tens of millions of private and business customers around the world and gives them the good feeling that your digital life is safe. BitDefender sells its security solutions in more than 100 countries through a global VAD and reseller network. More detailed information about BitDefender and BitDefender products are available in the press centre online. In addition, offers BitDefender in English under background information and current news in the daily fight against threats from the Internet. Press contact: BitDefender GmbH Robert-Bosch-str. 2 D-59439 Holzwickede contact person: Hans-Peter Lange PR Manager Tel.: + 49 (0) 2301 9184-330 fax: + 49 (0) 2301 9184-499 email: PR Agency: Sprengel & Partner GmbH nesting first race 3 D-56472 Nisterau contact: Fabian Sprengel Tel.: + 49 (0) 2661 91260-0 E-Mail:

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