What kinds of people fall prey to identity theft, phishing, and hacks? It’s not who you think

Internet identity theft on a digital tablet with reflection of hackers hand concept for online digital crime

Identity theft isn’t a problem for you, right? You’re tech savvy and you’d never fall for a phishing attack or let a password fall into the wrong hands. You’re confident that your online identity is safe, but that confidence could be your digital undoing.

It might seem counterintuitive, but according to a study from CBT Nuggets self-identified “tech-savvy” people are actually 18% more likely to fall prey to identity theft. Not only that, but it seems more highly educated people are just as likely as those without an advanced degree to be hacked, so formal education does little to impress the importance of cybersecurity.