Online shoppers urged to be safe as ecommerce accelerates
Smartphone users who shop online could be at risk of downloading malware as the internet retail market grows, a new report suggests.
Get Safe Online, a national computer security campaign funded by the government, claims that the UK is now Europe's leading e-retail economy and the sector is growing by 18 per cent every year. This year's Get Safe Online survey showed that 72 per cent of internet users shop online.
The report stated that cyber security is a "particular priority" for this government and that its online campaign intends to offer advice and guidance to consumers who want to buy goods over the internet