Published On: Wed, Nov 30th, 2016

Travelers exposed to risk online

Online businessJOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – SOUTH African consumers are putting themselves at risk by conducting some financial operations online when abroad, where they have no protection.
This is according to research, which indicates 48 percent of travelers believe losing money is one of the top-three threats they may face abroad.
Kaspersky Lab, a global cybersecurity company, conducted the research.
Credit card compromise is considered to be a top-three threat by 39 percent of local users.
Some 26 percent of local respondents have experienced such a loss, and 8 percent globally have had a card compromised whilst in a foreign country.
In contrast, fewer respondents named device infection (13 percent) or online fraud (23 percent) as one of their top-three worries whilst traveling.
David Emm, Principal Security Researcher at Kaspersky Lab, says in today’s connected world, consumers are able to travel easily for work or pleasure and stay connected while they do.
“This ability brings with it amazing and exciting opportunities, but also exposes us to dangers if we are not careful.”
He says to prevent the loss of money, users should behave safely when they are abroad.

CAJ News

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