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84 percent of Canadians wary of interacting with organizations hit by data breach: report

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54 percent of respondents said they have received ‘a lot more’ suspicious emails in the last six months

A new study from KPMG reveals that 84 percent of Canadians would rethink doing business with companies that have faced a data breach. The study also found that 90 percent of Canadians are “leery” about sharing their personal or financial information with any organization that’s had a cyberattack or data breach. The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a surge in online shopping, as 54 percent of Canadians said they are shopping online more.

The survey notes that 84 percent of respondents are being “extra careful” when shopping online for fear their information will be hacked or stolen. Further, 54 percent of respondents said they have received “a lot more” suspicious emails in the last six months. “Over two-thirds (67 percent) of Canadians are more worried now than ever about having their data breached or hacked, and 73 percent of those 65 years old and over are especially worried about the spike in COVID-related cyberattacks,” the study notes. KPMG notes that the predominant types of cyberattacks on Canadians during COVID-19 were phishing, which accounts for 38 percent, and spear fishing, which made up 13 percent of the cyberattacks. Data breaches and malware incidents followed, at 12 percent and 9 percent, respectively.

Although most respondents didn’t…

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