Cyber Crime: Facts and Statistics
Cyber-crime is also called as computer crime, has its root deeply entrenched in today’s world crime history and is the fastest growing area of crime. More and more criminals are exploiting the speed, convenience and anonymity of the Internet to commit a diverse range of criminal activities that know no borders, either physical or virtual. Internet is the best root to facilitate their criminal activities and to maximize their profit in the shortest time. In the past, cyber crime was committed mainly by individuals or small groups. But today, you can see criminal organizations are working with criminally minded technology professionals to commit cyber crime.
New trends in cyber crime are emerging all the time, which costs to the global economy running to billions of dollars. As per a report published by The Security Firm MCAFEE, the cost of cyber crime for the global economy has been estimated as $445 billion annually. Cyber security is a rising concern for individuals, businesses and nations but unfortunately many either don’t take the threat seriously or aren’t doing enough to protect themselves from cyber attacks. Focus has compiled an infographic, which highlights few facts and statistics about “The Secret History of Cyber Crime”