Despite the best efforts of companies and government, cybercrime rages on – and on – and on. Let’s see how bad it is currently.
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Be Prepared: Cybercrime Rages On – and On – and On
According to Search Security, cybercrime includes
any criminal activity that involves a computer, networked device, or a network. Most cybercrimes seek to generate profit. However, some cybercrimes target computers or devices directly. So as to damage or disable them. While others use computers or networks to spread malware, illegal information, images, or other materials. Some cybercrimes achieve both.
With global cybercrime damages predicted to cost up to $6 trillion annually by 2021, not getting caught depends on getting the right information. Then, acting on it quickly.
To learn more, we collected and organized over 300 up-to-date cybercrime statistics that highlight:
- The magnitude of cybercrime operations and impact.
- The attack tactics bad actors implemented most frequently in the past year.
- How user behavior changed.
- What cybersecurity professionals do to counteract these threats.
- How different countries fare in terms of fighting off hackers and other nation states.
- How to keep data and assets safe from scams and attacks.
For a lot more data from Comparitech, click the infographic. This chart shows the reactions to ransomware.