Men are more hit by Identity Thefts than Women

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While the entire world is speaking about gender equality in every work-field, we observe things to be going contrarily in the world of cyber security. According to a research, Men are twice as likely to be targeted by Identity Theft attacks as Women, as the latter seem to be more cautious while making their personal information online.

Study made by Nationwide found that females where more cautious while posting their data online, as 63% admitted that they opted for multiple ways to protect their online accounts, especially, their social media accounts.

However, men did not seem to be amused at protecting their info, as only a few of them showed interest in securing their accounts against identity frauds and other prevailing threats in the cyber field.

Interestingly, more men aged above 35 showed extreme interest in protecting their accounts, while those below the above said age bracket where either unaware of the what could their personal info spill lead to or disinterested on what hackers could do if they had the hands on the information.

Women aged above 23 were found to be posting responsibly on their social media accounts, while men in the said age bracket weren’t worried about the repercussions they would face as soon as they posted personal details such as email addresses, contact numbers, DoBs and full names, over the web.

Ed Fisher, the head of fraud policy, Nationwide said that most of the male groups aged between 18-23 and 24-38 fell prey to identity theft campaigns like order of goods such as cars, mobiles and laptops. While a few suffered bank accounts drain or money scams via loans and credit cards frauds.

NOTE 1- The study was limited to the populace of UK and doesn’t include any facts or stats related to public in other parts of the western world.

NOTE 2- Identity theft or frauds exist in four different ways- medical, criminal, child identity theft and financial fraud.

NOTE 3- Any fraud stated above qualifies to be notified to the law enforcement as it leads to monetary losses.

 

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Naveen Goud
Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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