More than half of remote workers worldwide who held sensitive information on their personal computers or phones have been victims of cyberattacks since the outbreak of Covid-19, according to a survey conducted by Kaspersky, CTech reported.

In Israel alone, about 8 million cyberattacks have occurred since the beginning of 2021, the poll found.

Fifty-six percent of victims globally paid a ransom to perpetrators to restore their data, although 17 percent of those who paid did not have guaranteed restorations, the report said.

Among the percentage of victims who paid, those aged 35 to 44 were the highest, with over two-thirds (65 percent) admitting to paying a ransom, compared with just over half of those aged 16 to 24 who paid and only 11 percent of those over 55, the survey showed.

Kaspersky, a cybersecurity provider, surveyed 15,000 consumers worldwide, according to CTech.

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