Home truths: Cyber threats hugely underestimated by over a third of Brits

Young people now equally as likely to fall victim to digital crimes as physical crimes, But 60 per cent of Brits wrongly think their home is more vulnerable to a physical break-in.

Significantly more Brits (60 per cent) believe they are more likely to fall victim to a physical home break-in than those fearing a digital crime (37 per cent), according to new research from BT. This is despite the fact that, on average, people aged 16-44 years are now almost as likely to suffer a digital crime (15 per cent) as a home break-in (17 per cent).

The research has revealed that just over a third of Brits (34 per cent) do not consider poor digital security as being a risk to their home.

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