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New Cybersecurity Study Proves A Third Of Internet Users Were Affected By Data Breaches

A new study by a leading cybersecurity firm called Thales is unraveling some shocking findings about internet users. And according to them, one-third of such individuals are getting affected by data breaches.

The new report highlights that around 80% of these victims went through some sort of a negative impact in their lifetime due to such an endeavor. In case you did not know, such breaches in data end up putting victims at a huge risk of matters like identity theft and protection from it.


Despite such an increase in matters, the research goes on to delineate how 80% of customers were enabled to trust internet service providers who they claim would safeguard all of their personal data in some form.

So we know the facts but how should a firm respond in such a scenario is a question on many people’s minds. Well as per this new survey by Thales, customers were asked about that matter too.

And more than 50% of them claim that such firms should be forced to enroll in mandatory protocols for the protection of data such as encryption and the usual two-factor authentication after data breaches.

In the same way, the report speaks of customers getting geared up to vote using wallets and that could really impact firms in terms of issues linked to data protection.

The survey also revealed how 21% of users on the web claim to have put an end to using firms that suffered data breaches while 42% sent out requests about deleting information.

This study even went on to reveal data and statistics related to trust varying among various regions and among so many industries.

The research further noted how in terms of industries today, it’s the finance sector that was really trusted the most, nearly 40%. And following closely behind included the likes of healthcare and technology consumers.

As far as the least reliable sectors are concerned, the award went to media and entertainment where only 14% of users put blind trust in them. Moreover, as expected, the report outlined how the results did vary from one nation to the next.

Both Brazil and Mexico were trusted the most and came out with scores comprising a staggering 95% and 92%. The respondents were asked to comment on how much they actually trust digital services provided online including the likes of travel, shopping, and social media among others in terms of having your personal data protected.

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