Kaspersky is calling on all online shoppers in the UAE to be careful!




At this time of year people are going to buy more, either online or from stores on the market, but remember this Kaspersky Lab users to protect their computers when you buy online.

Because the end of the e-shopping trip may not always be happy to buyers, a poll conducted by Kaspersky Lab finally revealed in collaboration with the “me to my International” B2B International that more than half of those polled in the United Arab Emirates who lost money as a result of online fraud , were not able to retrieve all or, in some cases, any of their money.

Despite the fact that many financial institutions are prepared to compensate the victims for the stolen money as a result of Internet crimes, only 44 percent of respondents in the UAE reported that they were able to recover the stolen money in full, what happened to 28 percent of the victims only partial compensation, 28 percent were unable to recover any money at all.

It is interesting that these losses may be significant, since the average amount stolen by cyber criminals was $ 243, and reported 22 percent of respondents incurred losses exceeded US $ 1,000.

What exacerbates this situation, according to Kaspersky Lab, the majority of users are not fully aware of the dangers of online fraud, where 28 percent of respondents in the UAE believes that the Internet crimes that target the theft of money are rare cases and rarely exposed.

While only 24 percent fear that fall victim to electronic attacks. However, statistics indicate that more than half of the users in the UAE have been subjected to threats of financial electronic visits at least once during the previous year.

Said Elena Kharchenko, head of consumer products at Kaspersky Lab: “Even if you are absolutely sure the fact that the financial institution or e-store Ptaweidkm for any amount stolen in case you’ll have crimes of online fraud, you should be careful constantly. Has already Taatmknon to recover all the money – with the statistical figures indicate that the incidence of it does not exceed 50 percent – but it is impossible to compensate for your time wasted and the tension that Staanon him. For this, it is necessary to protect your information confidential financial and your data. “


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