5 and 1 things you didn’t know about cybercrime

A recent survey carried out by Symantec (a company which produces the Norton Anti Virus Software) revealed some really disturbing findings earlier this year. The report found that global cybercrime costs $114 billion annually. Combined with the additional $274 billion of financial losses and time lost due to cybercrime activities, the cumulative cost reaches an unbelievable $388 billion. This is $100 billion more than the global black market of marijuana, cocaine and heroin combined ($288 billion)!

Revealed: Below are the six shocking facts about cybercrime:

  1. Two in three online adults (69%) have been a victim of cybercrime.
  2. Every second, 14 adults become a victim of cybercrime, which results in 1.2million people being affected every day.
  3. There has been a 42% increase in mobile vulnerabilities in 2010 compared to 2009
  4. Men aged between 18-31 who access their mobile phone are more likely to become victims of cybercrime
  5. There has been a 19% increase in the number of malware cases found
  6. 61% of people don’t use complex passwords or change them regularly

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