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Cybercrime threats: survey shows EU citizens' concerns


Today the European Commission published its latest Eurobarometer on Cybercrime. The survey was carried out between May and June 2013, covering more than 27 000 people in all Member States and shows that internet users in the EU remain very concerned about cyber-security with 76% of respondents agreeing that the risk of becoming a victim of cybercrime has increased in the past year. Encouragingly, more EU citizens do feel well informed about the risks of cybercrime compared to 2012.  "Cyber threats evolve on a daily basis, undermining trust in the online world - there are new vulnerabilities, new criminal methods, new environments for offending and new victims. We are determined to continue developing new tools, new cooperation and new measures to follow suit", said Cecilia Malmström, EU Commissioner for Home Affairs."