South Africa saw more than 36 million people access the internet in 2017, whether it was through a laptop, PC, tablet or smartphone (Source: Statista). Given the amount of connected devices, cybercrime can no longer be ignored.
Did you know that out of the 19.6% of South Africans who were affected by cybercrime, 48.8% were affected by local threats? Additionally, when it comes to passwords, 40% of South Africans store these insecurely, while 15% use the same password for all accounts? These statistics were shared by Kaspersky Lab at the recent Cyber Security Weekend in Istanbul, for the period ending March 2018.
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