Threats to internet security

Oct 9, 2013

Q. Which of the following do you believe is the greatest threat to internet security?

 

 

Computer hackers

39%

The Chinese government

7%

The US government

11%

Organised crime

26%

Large companies

4%

Don’t know

13%

The largest proportion of people believe that computer hackers (39%) are the greatest threat to internet security.

This was followed by organised crime (26%) and the US government (11%).

Just 7% believe the Chinese government is the biggest threat to internet security. 4% believe large companies are the biggest threat to internet security.

Females (45%) were more likely than males (32%) to think that computer hackers were the biggest threat to internet security.

Those aged 65+ were also more likely to select computer hackers (50%). Those aged 18-24 were more likely to select the US government (24%), and were less likely to select computer hackers (20%).

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