Online Fraud is Now Refocusing on Gaming, Leisure and Travel Industries

Cyberattacks that result in online fraud and the like is widely considered to be targeting infrastructure related corporations, but with all of that having been said and now out of the way it is important to note that recent research indicates that other sectors might be at greater risk. A study conducted by TransUnion revealed that the industries that are being targeted the most, at least now after the gangs responsible for these attacks have shifted their focus, are the gaming, leisure and travel industries along with the gambling companies and the like.

About 36% of people all around the world who were asked about this said that they had suffered from some form of cyberattack or online fraud at one point or another. The US appears to the country that is bearing the brunt of these assaults with all things having been considered and taken into account, due to the reason that around 39% of all of the occurrences that TransUnion noted down in their study occurred in that country indicating that a disproportionate number of malicious actors are targeting American citizens above all others for one reason or another.

Figuring out the most common type of fraud is important too because of the fact that this is the sort of thing that could potentially end up allowing people to better understand how they can protect themselves from these kinds of things in the long run. It turns out that the most common form of fraud is currently phishing, which means that you should be really wary of clicking on any links that come to you which you might not know about. You should also avoid filling your personal information out into any forms even if they look legitimate if they came to you in an email using a suspect email address.

Online fraud comes in second, with many people reporting having their credit card information and other financial particulars stolen. This is a problem that does not look like it’s going to go away anytime soon, so it is understandable that people are starting to get really worried about it. The widespread nature of this type of fraud means that pretty much no one is safe from it, even though a plurality of these attacks are targeting people in America which seems to indicate that those are the individuals who are most at risk all in all.

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