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Cyber Attacks on Seniors: Statistics



Cyber attacks targeting seniors have become a growing concern in recent years. Criminals often take advantage of the vulnerabilities and specific circumstances of older adults. Here are some statistics related to cyber attacks on seniors:







  • Estimated losses from scams on the elderly are thought to cost families up to $36 billion annually

  • The most vulnerable age groups to fraud attacks are young adults and adults over 75.

  • Older internet users have almost twice the chance of being victimized by phishing attacks compared to younger users

  • The median loss for seniors in fraud cases is significantly higher at $1,092 compared to $400 for the 20–29 age group

  • Cybercrime cost Americans over 50 nearly $3 billion in 2023, representing a 62% increase from the previous year.

These statistics highlight the importance of raising awareness about cybersecurity among seniors and implementing preventive measures to protect them from cyber threats.

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