Some 40% of UK adults have received phishing messages claiming to come from HMRC, yet almost a half are unconcerned about the risk of losing personal information ahead of the January tax deadline, according to new research from Miracl. The multi-factor authentication firm polled 1,000 UK consumers to better understand attitudes to online security. It found that a worryingly high 20% had been a victim of data theft or identity fraud, or knew a close friend or family member that had. But despite these stats—and the large volume of HMRC phishing spam circulating at this time of year—there was widespread ignorance about the potential risks.
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ORIGINAL SOURCE: Infosecurity Magazine