Number of Hacked Sites in 2016 Increases by 32%, Google Says

By Marcos Colon

A new study dives into the online behaviors of millennials and their older counterparts, shedding light on demographics that are more at risk of becoming cybercrime victims.

Of the 2,000 respondents polled by online training company CBT Nuggets, those that considered themselves as being “tech savvy” are 18 percent more likely to be victims of online identity theft.

When taking education into account, respondents with Ph.Ds have a higher chance of becoming victims than those with only a high school diploma.

The report also found that Apple users are 22 percent more likely to be victims of identity theft, and women are 14 percent more likely to fall victim to the cybercrime than men.

When asked why they didn’t follow basic security recommendations, 40 percent of respondents indicated that they found it to be too inconvenient, were too lazy, or they didn’t really care.

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