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How do you feel if you fall victim to hacking or ransomware attack?

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When we talk about one hacking ή ransomware attack we always think about it financial cost. Many times, no attention is paid to it psychological impact of the attack on victim.

According to the professor and his director Center for Counter Fraud Studies of the University of Portsmouth, Mark Button, there is a perception that the crimes in cyberspace do not have as devastating consequences as natural-physical crimes. However, the research he found that hacking attacks can have a similar impact to crimes such as burglary etc.

Button's team interviewed 52 victims of hacking and ransomware attacks to assess the impact of cybercrime (hacking, virus infections, denial-of-service attacks ransomware etc). Cybercrime accounts for about 10% of all reported crimes.

According to Button, some victims feel the same way victims of a physical attack. Many reported psychological effects such as anger, anxiety, fear, isolation and shame.

"Is stressful, scary in many ways. And it's a lot annoying "When something you could have been working on for two years simply disappears," said one victim, a small business employee.

The victims involved in the investigation suffered financial losses ranging from £ 2 to £ 10.000. A company had to pay over 80.000 XNUMX to deal with its consequences attack. Another victim lost 40.000 £ and 70% of its customers as a result of hacking.

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However, the consequences, which are not related to the financial part, were more catastrophic.

"In some cases the victims did not lose any money, but the consequences were quite devastating," Button said. For example, the owner of a small business, ransomware attack victim, decided to return to using paper because he felt very uncomfortable.

"It simply came to our notice then the most stressful four hours of my career. And I came in, in the morning, waiting to be fired because in the end it is my web server, it is my responsibility to secure it ", said another victim of hacking attack.

The head of a small business said he felt it anger for ransomware attack"Of course there is a feeling of anger because someone puts you in such trouble in an attempt to blackmail you and make money."

Some victims tried to ask the police to take over their case. Research has shown that ransomware victims are more likely to visit, but in most cases η police he couldn't do many things. There are not enough police officers trained to deal with cybercrime and even then, these crimes are difficult to investigate.

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