Every 6th Hungarian has already been a victim of Internet fraud, but since they easily give away their data, cybercrime perpetrators do not have a difficult task.
According to szeretlekmagyarorszag.hu, most Hungarians do not read the data protection regulation when they visit a website. Furthermore, 40 pc of the 18-40 generation thinks that it is beneficial if a website collects data about them – according to a survey done by Lounge Group.
The palette regarding Internet fraud is very colourful, and since these did not even exist 20-30 years ago, it is very hard to adapt to them.
According to the survey,
the Y and Z generations think differently
about what sensitive data is. Gen Y thinks that their sexual orientation, state of health, religious/political beliefs, or ethnic identity belongs to this category. Meanwhile, Gen Z would put data related to their workplace, acquaintances, travels, and shopping into that category.
However, they agree that
their sexual orientation should be more protected than their finances.
Members of Generation Z are much more conscious when it comes to data protection. However, they also think that it is beneficial for them if a website collects data because this helps them to personalise the application or website they use, which helps them save time and money.
Zsófia Szabó, leader of the Lounge Group’s research division, says that the general opinion about service offers based on the collected data is negative, and to change this trend, social media sites have a lot of responsibility.
61 pc of the 18-40 generation try to protect their data by visiting only verified websites. Interestingly, they regard Gmail, YouTube, and Facebook secure while
they do not trust the data management of Twitter.
Meanwhile, 60 pc of them do not read the data protection regulations.
Furthermore, though people use their phones more to access the internet, only 60 pc of them put defence software on it, while this rate is 85 pc in the case of computers.
Passwords are changed regularly only by 42 pc while 12 pc of the people never modify it and
25 pc use only one password for all their accounts.
According to the Lounge Group, every 6th Hungarian has already become a victim of Internet fraud.
Half of the parents said that they regularly check what their children do on the Internet, and 20 pc of them do not tell about this practice to their children. This is important because based on the data of Unicef, 88 pc of the 10-18 generation has a social media profile which is the hotbed for cyberbullying. HERE is an article about how Hungarian children are taught about online safety.