Government urges people in the North West to take cyber security as seriously as home security

March 08, 2017 - 9:00am

Government urges people in the North West to take cyber security as seriously as home security

82% of households in the UK have double locks or deadlocks, and 89% have window locks1, but only 32% of people in the North West are following the Government’s latest password advice.

People in the North West are not applying the same level of security online as offline despite the increased risk, according to new statistics out today from Government cyber security campaign, Cyber Aware.

Latest figures from ONS show that cyber crime was one of the most common offences committed in 2016, with an estimated 2m cyber crime incidents, compared to 686,000 domestic burglary offences.

To help bring the impact of cyber crime to life, Cyber Aware is launching a new film showing victims of cyber crime talking about the effect it has had on their lives: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4WBnVDPRXw.