Grandparents Targeted by Ransomware, Young Adults by TikTok Scams

 Grandparents Targeted by Ransomware, Young Adults by TikTok Scams
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2021-11-23


Avast survey shows that device divide opens up Brits to different cyber threats

LONDON, Nov. 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — New research from Avast (LSE: AVST), a global leader in digital security and privacy, today revealed that older and younger generations are being targeted by different online threats based on the primary device that they use to go online.

The research, which forms part of a comprehensive global study with YouGov into digital citizenship trends, found that a majority of those aged 55-64 (58%) and over 65 (69%) primarily use their desktop computer or laptop to go online. This makes them more susceptible to ransomware, tech support scams, spyware/Trojans, and Botnets, which can be accidentally or unknowingly downloaded or accessed via links in emails or through malicious websites.

In contrast, younger generations mainly…

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