Reduce the risk of ID-theft

10/7/2016

October is European Cyber Security Month. The initiator of the campaign is the European Commission. In Sweden the campaign is organized by MSB and NBC. The topic this year is ID-theft.


The European Cyber Security Month is a campaign that aims to increase awareness of the importance of information security. The initiator of the campaign is the European Commission. This year the theme is id-theft: what id-theft is, how you can protect yourself and where to get help if you are affected.

In Sweden the campaign is organized by MSB (Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency) and the Swedish Police. On the website Din Säkerhet (in Swedish)you will during October month be able to learn how to make safe purchases on internet, reducing the risk of ID-theft identity and how to create more secure passwords.

Did you know…

  • Every day about 350 people in Sweden get their identity stolen, and if it continues at this rate, about 130 000 people have had their identities stolen before the end of this year.
  • Nearly 60 percent of all fraud complaints at national level are based on some form of ID-theft.
  • Last year more than 85 000 people were affected by ID-theft, which was an increase of more than 20 percent compared with the year before.

More information

You find more information on the European Cyber Security Month website.

Learn more about ID-theft, how to protect yourself and what to do if you get your identity stolen on the website Dinsäkerhet.se (in Swedish).