2011 Norton Cybercrime Report ...
07 September 2011 - "For the first time a Norton study calculates the cost of global cybercrime: $114 billion annually. Based on the value victims surveyed placed on time lost due to their cybercrime experiences, an additional $274 billion was lost. With 431 million adult victims globally in the past year and at an annual price of $388 billion globally based on financial losses and time lost, cybercrime costs the world significantly -more- than the global black market in marijuana, cocaine and heroin combined ($288 billion). According to the Norton Cybercrime Report 2011 more than two thirds of online adults (69 percent) have been a victim of cybercrime in their lifetime. Every second 14 adults become a victim of cybercrime, resulting in more than one million cybercrime victims every day..."
13 September 2011 - "... According to the report, the most common frauds employ computer viruses and other malware (48 per cent), with direct online fraud making up just eight per cent of major online crimes. As well as direct crimes, such as credit card and online banking fraud, the study also included infection of computers by malware (viruses, trojans) and harassment on social networks. The Symantec study also presents the results of a survey carried out on a sample of 12,704 adults and 4,533 children from 24 countries..."
Edited by AplusWebMaster, 13 September 2011 - 02:20 PM.