Britons fear the shadows of net crime

A governement study suggests citizens fear online crime more than offline. It found 21% of those polled felt at risk of the former, while only 16% worried about burglaries.

In other words, people fear what they know they can’t see, feel, or touch – they know online crime is usually a surprise they find out about months later. More than half had internet connections and did banking online – they know that getting ripped off as a result is not going to release defensive adrenaline – they think they are defenseless.

The problem is, they’re not.