21 Cyber Crime Statistics

It may not be a nice topic to talk about, but it is essential that the world is aware of the terrifying cyber crime statistics in 2018.

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Unfortunately, with technology on the rise, there’s more room for cyber crime in 2018. According to the Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2018, 43% of businesses were a victim of a cyber security breach in the last 12 months. In the U.S., the state of California lost more than $214 million through cyber crime alone.

VPN’s are being used more and more in order to protect people’s privacy online. Though, despite being made aware of the risks of clicking a link, or opening an email, the figures show that attacks are ever increasing.

With evolving technology comes evolving hackers; the world are not keeping up with the fight against cybercrime – and that’s scary!

#1 | 780,000 records were lost per day in 2017

#2 | Over 24,000 malicious mobile apps are blocked daily

#3 | Microsoft Office file formats are the most used file extensions

#4 | The U.S., U.K., & China are more vulnerable to Smart Home attacks

#5 | 21% of files aren’t protected

#6 | Healthcare industry ransomware attacks will quadruple

#7 | Cyber Crime to cost $6 trillion by 2021

#8 | 30% of phishing emails in the U.S. are opened

#9 | 58% of U.K. businesses sought cyber security advice

#10 | 300 billion passwords worldwide by 2020

#11 | French president Emmanuel Macron emails hacked

#12 | More than 60% of fraud originates from mobile devices

#13 | 2.53 million fall victim to cyber crime in UAE

#14 | Netherlands have the lowest cyber crime rate

#15 | Personal data sells for as little as $0.20

#16 | Japanese exchange lost $530 million due to hacking

#17 | In 2016, Adware affected 75% of organisations

#18 | Average ransomware demand is $1,077

#19 | China have the most malware in the world

#20 | 90% of hackers use encryption

#21 | Companies take over 6 months to notice a data breach



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