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Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Half of Internet Palestinian Users were Hacked, says Statistics Bureau

Half of Internet Users were Hacked, says Statistics Bureau
http://english.wafa.ps/index.php?action=detail&id=21783

RAMALLAH, February 27, 2013 (WAFA) – More than half of Internet users in the
West Bank and Gaza Strip were hacked in one way or another in 2011, a report
by the Palestinian central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) said Wednesday.

It said that as the number of Internet users increases, crimes related to
information technology also increases.

The percentage of Internet users in Palestine reached nearly to one-third of
the population in 2011 compared with only 9.2% in 2004. Internet users in
the West Bank reached 30.6% of its population compared to 30% in the Gaza
Strip.

Statistics also showed that 55% of Palestinians between the age of 15 and 29
years use the Internet compared with only five percent in 2004.

According to the PCBS, data of household survey of information communication
and technology in 2011 showed that more than half of the Internet users aged
10 years and above were subject to various threats, with almost half of them
in the West Bank and more than 60% in the Gaza Strip.

It said 47% reported receiving a virus through the Internet, 13% said they
received indecent and inappropriate content, 9.3% reported disrupting and
sabotaging of data, 7.3% reported theft of personal data and 1.1% theft of
credit card information.

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