New campaign should better arm Dutch people against online dangers

Only half of the Dutch know how to protect themselves against online dangers, according to research commissioned by the Ministry of Justice and Security. Today, a campaign is being launched to help the Dutch to arm themselves against ransomware and other online dangers. 45 percent of Dutch people think that their personal details are interesting for internet criminals

Only half of the Dutch know how to protect themselves against online dangers, according to research commissioned by the Ministry of Justice and Security. Today, a campaign is being launched to help the Dutch to arm themselves against ransomware and other online dangers.

45 percent of Dutch people think that their personal details are interesting for internet criminals. But not everyone takes the right precautions. For example, half of the Dutch sometimes publish software updates and 4 in 10 Dutch people regularly use free public Wi-Fi networks. Also 4 in 10 Dutch people choose the same password for multiple accounts, for example for e-mail, bank account and web shops.

With the public campaign against Internet crime, the Ministry of Justice and Security wants to help the Dutch to better protect themselves against cybercrime. The campaign is mainly visible on social media such as Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat. There is also a radio spot that calls on people to take measures against internet crime.