As the results of a new investigation showed, one data breach in one business, can have a significant and long-term impact on its reliability.
Surveys of respondents found that approximately 84% of Canadians said they would be reluctant to work with Companies who have suffered a data breach.
Almost everyone (90 percent) say they are very reluctant to share their personal or financial information with any organization affected by malicious factors in the past.
About a quarter of respondents said their login credentials had been stolen by attacks performed on trusted sites.
Cyber attacks during the pandemic
What has been strongly observed in recent months and proven by research is the rapid growth of online shopping. In particular, 54% of Canadians say they shop online more than ever before, something that started during the pandemic. COVID-19. However, an equally large number say they have noticed an increase in the number of suspicious emails they receive.
The predominant type of cyber attack faced by Canadian citizens is cybercrime Phishing, at a rate approaching 38%, followed by spear phishing which affects 13%.
"Fishing attacks take place when attackers disguise themselves as trustworthy organizations to trick the target into sending an immediate message," e-mail "or text message or click on an attachment," the survey said. "But while e-commerce campaigns are sent to many recipients, spear phishing is highly targeted and personal, which makes it seem more legitimate."
Data breaches affect about 12% of all Canadians, while 38% of Canadians do not believe their personal information can be kept secure.
As for the ability of companies or governments to protect their data, 17% of Canadians say they are skeptical, while 61% say they do not trust the government for the security of their personal information.