CouponFollow conducted two surveys on a large group of US adults. One was carried out before the Covid-19 pandemic broke out and the other was carried out recently in March 2021. These surveys revealed that more and more American adults are now being cautious about their online privacy.
Around 69 percent of the respondents are concerned regarding the security of their data while using a public internet whereas, 64 percent are worried about it even when connected to their home internet. 65 percent of the participants said that they are afraid that their internet service provider might sell their personal sensitive information including financial or medical data.
As the infographic reveals, in most cybercrime cases, Millennials have been the victim. For example, around 52 percent of Millennials reported that their password has been stolen at some point in their life, 48 percent of Millennials had their accounts hijacked whereas, 23 percent fell for a phishing attack. Since Baby Boomers spend the least time on the internet, the majority of them are safe from cybercrime issues.
Nearly 35 percent of American adults use VPN out of which, one-third of them are totally unaware of the job a VPN does. However, mostly men know why VPNs are used. Around 40 percent of active VPN users and 9 percent of the Baby Boomers need to learn what VPN means and why it is used.
Infographic by: Digitalinformationworld.com