Internet users stressed out by cyberattack news: Kaspersky

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A new Kaspersky survey found that internet users in the US and Canada increasingly believe the internet to be a stressful place. The findings coincided with a more general increase in internet usage due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In its “Dealing with a new normal in our digital reality” report, Kaspersky researchers found that almost 70% of the 2,500 consumers surveyed said they find news about data breaches to be stressful.

More than half of respondents said their use of online services increased during the pandemic and 56% said being online has become a source of stress for them. A quarter of those surveyed said their time online has increased significantly. 

The numbers were also far higher for millennials, 64% of whom said their internet usage increased compared to just 45% of Baby Boomers. 

Surprisingly, the figures represent a decrease compared to previous reports released in 2019 and 2018. Nearly 80% of respondents in 2018 said data breaches caused

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