Today almost every person on the planet is using the internet in some way, whether for communication, shopping or online banking, and its popularity will without a doubt continue to rise.
The internet has essentially become completely ingrained in people’s lives because of the huge benefits it offers.
However, one of the biggest downsides to the internet is that it has driven an enormous increase in crime.
With the internet now playing such a major role in people’s everyday lives, and confidential information, like bank details, being used online so frequently, people have a lot to lose if they are ever victim to a cyberattack.
As a result the risk of falling victim to a cyberattack today is extremely high.
While attack methods abound, the key threats which predominantly target consumers are phishing, ransomware and domain spoofing.