Cyber ​​criminals have stolen a hundred billion

Posted: September 25, 2012 in IT Security News
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Hackers attackSymantec has released the results of a survey conducted as part of the annual survey of Norton Cybercrime Report. According to the company, last year suffered from the actions of cybercriminals 556 million members of the “world wide web”. Their total losses amounted to $ 110 billion

The survey was conducted in late July, was attended by over 13 thousand Internet users 18-64 years from 24 countries. All countries are represented in the survey in equal shares (of 500 members), except for the U.S. and India (1000). Victims of cybercrime in the past period were 46%, the sum of the individual losses averaged $ 197. The total number of victims and the total damage by country experts were extrapolated.

The most costly cyber crimes cost the Chinese, who, according to Symantec, 12 months lost 46 billion dollars. The amount of damage to the U.S. amounted to 21 billion in Western Europe – 16 billion, including in Germany, 3.67 billion, 3.25 billion in France, the UK $ 2.9 billion, reports securelist.com.

The Russians network crooks stole $ 2 billion, but the percentage of victims in Russia broke all records – 92%, equivalent to 30 million people. This figure is also high in China (84%) and South Africa (80%).

In Germany, the number of victims to 15 million and 12.5 million in the UK, in France, more than 10 million

In general, the actions of cyber criminals suffer more men (71% vs. 63% for women), young people (75%), the owners of mobile devices and the users of social services.

39% of social networking pleaded victim hacking, deception or malware links. Above average this figure in Russia and in France (43%). Russians and French are also more likely to receive other anonymous SMS with the offer click on the link or unknown number (71 and 57%, respectively, against an average 31%). Inhabitants Runet are also champions in the number of infections (74% of a local area network). Second place in this indicator is China (66%).

Experts point out that the majority of respondents are familiar with the basic rules of Internet safety. However, 40% are using weak passwords and do not like to change. More than a third is introduced into the web form bank details without checking whether there is a padlock icon in the address bar or status bar. Many users live outdated notions about Internet threats. Thus, 40% of respondents did not know that modern malware can work secretly, and 55% could not definitely say their computer is infected or not.

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