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Cybercrime Report: The Human Impact

Norton cybercrime Report:The Human Impact by Symantec Cybercrime has become a silent global digital epidemic. This shocking truth is uncovered by the Norton Cybercrime Report: The Human Impact.* CYBERCRIMES EXPERIENCED GLOBALLY Cybercrime hotspots where adults have experienced cybercrime include: 73% 76% 83% USA Brazil and India China Computer viruses/ malware 51% Online scams 10% Phishing 9% Social network profile hacking 7% Online credit card fraud Sexual predation 7% The term "virus" is commonly (but erroneously) used for non-reproductive malware, such as adware and COMPUTER VIRUSES: A computer program that can copy itself and infect a computer. spyware. THERE ARE OVER MORE THAN 10000 200 COMPUTER VIRUSES KNOWN NEW VIRUSES ARE DISCOVERED EACH THAT'S MORE THAN 6 WORLDWIDE MONTH NEW VIRUSES A DAY Malware Trojans Worms perform a desirable funalware that a unauthorized access users' systems. I to describe any form If-replicating malware. send copies of i does not need to attach itself to an existing program. are non-self-replicating eieut eg. viruses, Trojan Horses, malicious active content, etc. appear to n, but instead facilitate iR uses a lawork to WHAT YOU CAN DO: Use a personal firewall that has intrusion detection capabilities Install a good antivirus solution Upgrade to the best new security D) software as soon as it becomes Keep your security programs, operating system, and browsers up to date available "You start wondering how did this happen? You start blaming yourself and everyone else..." TOP 10 EMOTIONAL RESPONSES TO CYBERCRIME: -Kate and Walt, United Kingdom* WHO DO VICTIMS CALL FOR HELP? BP 48% Their bank 26% 29% 30% 30% 36% 38% 38% 40% 51% 58% 44% The police HELPLESS DISTRUSTFUL VIOLATED UPSET ANNOYED FEARFUL DISGUSTED FRUSTRATED CHEATED ANGHY 34% The webder email Fewer than 1 in 10 people say they feel 'very safe' online. "The Norton Cybercrime Report The Human Impact is based on research conducted between February 2-22 2010 by StrategyOne, an independent market research firm on behalf of Symantec Corporation StrategyOne conducted an online ssurvey among 7.066 aduts aged 18 and over in 14 countries (Australia, Brazi, Canada, China, France. Germany, India, taly, Japan, New Zealand, Spain, Sweden United Kingdom, United States). The survey was conducted in the primary language of each country. Questions asked were identical across al countries. The margin of eror for the total sample of aduts N-7.0esi in11% at the 95% level of confidence Norton by Symantec Ouotes tom individuals are taken trom intemaional qualitative research conducted by Infinia Foresight during November 2009. Data sheets for al 14 counties surveyed are avalable trom Mehww.honncomyoermpon Copyright O 2011 Symantec Corporation. All rights reserved. Symantee, the Symantec Logo, Norton, and the Checkmark Logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Symantec Corporation or Its afates in the US. and other countries, Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners

Cybercrime Report: The Human Impact

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We are so connected to the internet today that cybercrime is a real concern. This infographic provides data about global cyber crime incidences and their effects. It also provides a list of ways to pr...


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