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More than half of users in the UAE faced online threats involving attempted money theft, with an average amount stolen from each user being Dh900.
According to the survey, 51 per cent of users in the UAE faced financial cyber-attacks during the year, with 10 per cent of respondents reportedly losing money as a result. When explaining how they lost the money, 30 per cent of respondents in the UAE stated that hackers had stolen their money by gaining access to their payment services accounts, 9 per cent believed they had fallen for fraudsters? tricks and entered their credentials on a fake website and 10 per cent were sure that their logins and passwords had been intercepted by malware.
The average amount stolen from each user was $243 Dh892, but one victim in five lost over $1,000 Dh3,670 to this type of online fraud.