Two-Thirds of Web Surfers Have Been Victims of Online Crime
According to a study published on Wednesday, nearly two thirds of global Internet users and nearly three-quarters of American Internet users have been victims of online crime.
The “cyber Norton Report: The Human Impact” used more than 7,000 people in 14 countries to carry out the study.
The study also found that while a quarter of respondents said they expect to be victims of online crime, only half said they would change their web surfing habits after becoming a victim. Of those victims, only 44 percent that reported the crime to authorities.
The results also show that the virus and malware are the most common types of attacks to 51 percent reported that they had been affected by them. online scams was second reporting 10 percent, followed by “phishing” with 9 percent and a tie at 7 percent reporting network profile hacking, fraud, online credit card and sexual predation.