The study looked at the attitudes of 1,000 UK office workers towards cybercrime and phishing and revealed that a staggering 60 percent of respondents find it difficult deciding which sources to trust online. Of the websites UK office workers do trust, banks come out on top with 55 percent of respondents saying they trust their own bank.
Dating websites are the least trusted with only 0.3 percent of respondents saying they feel safe using the sites.
When respondents were asked which online sources they do trust the findings were:
- 55 percent of respondents trust their own bank
- 19 percent of respondents trust online retailers
- 17 percent of respondent trust other banks
- 10 percent of respondents trust Facebook
- 6 percent of respondents trust the media
- 5 percent of respondents trust LinkedIn and Twitter
- 2 percent trust online blogs
- 0.3 percent of respondents trust dating sites.
Of the people who have already been affected by cybercrime:
- Over half of the people experienced financial loss
- Over a third experienced identity theft
- Over a fifth experienced data loss
- Over a third were left with an infected computer.