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More than half of Canadians admit to have been a victim of cybercriminals

July 10, 2020

The pandemic impacted more than just our way of living. As the world slowly adapted to social distancing and a work-from-home environment, our view on digital privacy and cybersecurity has emerged as a leading challenge. With much of our daily routines shifting online, Internet users experience unprecedented challenges from cybercriminals that have stepped up their game, readjusting to the new normal.

According to a report published by the Cybersecure Policy Exchange at Ryerson University in Toronto, 57% of Canadians said they have been a victim of some form of cybercrime. The findings highlight a significant increase from 2017, when only 36% of the respondents reported such attempts.

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