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Kaspersky lab: people make careless online transactions

Kaspersky labKaspersky Lab in association with B2B international has conducted a survey on the consumer behaviour related to online transactions. The research highlights that 31% respondents paid very little heed to the security levels of the sites where they give their personal or financial data. Along with this 30% respondents store their financial information on the devices with internet connection.

The survey also suggests that 31% smartphones and 41% Android tablets lack basic protection solution. Many of the users have also encountered that cybercriminals are on the hunt for financial information. In the past one year 31% respondents received suspicious emails claiming to be from a bank and requesting for password or other information and 14% of users were redirected to web pages that requested for credentials to enter their e-payment accounts.

Speaking about the research findings, Ross Hogan, Global Head of the Fraud Prevention Division at Kaspersky Lab, said, “When users ignore safety measures they can fall victim to fraudsters. However, the banks often end up having to pay for that negligence. With so many careless users, banks and e-payment systems operators must insure themselves against financial and reputational risks by using specialized security solutions that can prevent cybercrime.”

Kaspersky provides various security solutions in order to protect the users from these kinds of frauds. The Kaspersky Fraud Prevention solution allows banks, payment processors and e-commerce companies to prevent fraud on their online and mobile channels. The security solution vendor also provides various solutions for complete device security.

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