You’re likely to suffer personal and financial damage if criminal hackers gain access to your data and devices. Your private bank, e-mail, and social media accounts can be hacked and your money, private data, and identity stolen.
Advertisers have a vested interest in learning more about your online behavior. Large digital corporations exploit this and earn a lot of money by selling the data you willingly disclose while you are online, for example by using a certain web browser.
State institutions and intelligence agencies are very interested in monitoring even ordinary people. If they invade too much of your privacy, your data may end up being misused in ways you can’t control.
of respondents say that a third-party has accessed one of their online accounts within the last 12 months (2020, sources: BSI, ProPK).