The growth of the internet and the accessibility of important and secure data in emails or websites have resulted in a proliferation of cyber crimes. Most people have regularly started to keep their private details online and are not aware of how susceptible such information is to hackers and criminals. Also, though most persons may have heard of viruses, spyware or malware, they are generally not aware of what such malicious software can do to their systems.
Moreover, the recent rise of wireless connectivity and the availability of unsecure systems in public Wi-Fi hotspots have escalated the issue further. Cyber criminals are increasingly hacking into computers and phones of various unsuspecting members of the public and getting away with private and secure information. The only way to stop these is to be aware of the risks and take necessary precautions to safeguard personal data.