AUSTRALIA’S addiction to social media and smartphones has led to a large number of cybercrime.

Around 5.4 million people were targeted by online criminals over the past 12 months, according to Norton’s annual Cybercrime report. Globally, there were more than 556 million victims.

Cybersecurity expert Adam Palmer said criminals were rapidly shifting away from traditional PC-based virus attacks and toward “easier targets” on mobile devices.

“Because people have so much of their life and business combined on these devices, the types of crimes we see cannot only steal money from them but really violate their privacy.” says Mr. Palmer

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