This page provides statistics, facts and market data related to cyber crime. This includes information on segments such as fraud, hacking, cyber bullying and electronic harassment, cyber warfare as well as statistics on demographics.
Cyber crime or computer crime can be divided into two categories: the first comprises crimes that target computers directly such as viruses, attacks and malware; the second focuses on online crime that uses computer networks or devices as means to perform fraud and identity theft through social engineering as well as cyber bullying, cyber stalking and cyber warfare.
Currently, companies in the United States experience an annual loss of more than 525 million US dollars due to cyber crime with the majority of these losses stemming from malicious code and denial of service attacks.
Data breaches and their consequences have also had profound effects on consumers with personal information and credit details being stolen. The biggest online data breach compromised more than 130 million user accounts. Online brands with the highest chance of being targeted by phishing attacks include online payment provider Paypal and online auction house eBay, as well as numerous online service providers that require personal identification as well as payment information.
With the ubiquity of the internet, an increased online usage and the spread of social network usage throughout all age groups, cyber bullying and cyber stalking have become increasingly common, especially among teenagers. Cyber bullying is defined as the harming or harassing of other people in a deliberate, repeated, and hostile manner, including cyber dating abuse within relationships.
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- Cyber crime incidents worldwide 2016, by victim industry and sizeCyber crime incidents worldwide 2016, by victim industry and size
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- Number of cyber crime offenses in the Netherlands 2012-2016Number of cyber crime offenses in the Netherlands 2012-2016
- Online identity fraud offenses in the Netherlands 2012-2016Online identity fraud offenses in the Netherlands 2012-2016
- Public cloud management and security services market size 2015-2020Public cloud management and security services market size 2015-2020
Number of known ransomware families encrypting business-related files in 2016, by type of files
Ransomware families encrypting business-related files in 2016, by type
Has your enterprise been a victim of cybercrime?
U.S. SMEs who have fallen victim to cybercrime 2016, by crime type
Has your company bought or increased your level of cyber insurance coverage in the past year?
Plans to buy or increase level of cyber insurance coverage in the U.S. 2016
Results of online harassment according to victims in the United States as of July 2016
Harms resulting from online harassment as experienced by U.S. internet users 2016
Online responses of internet users in the United States who have witnessed online harassment as of July 2016
Most common U.S. internet user responses to online harassment 2016
Most common types of online harassment experienced by internet users in the United States as of July 2016
Online harassment experienced by U.S. internet users 2016
Share of companies with cyber insurance worldwide as of November 2014, by company revenue
Share of global companies with cyber insurance 2014, by company revenue
Ownership of cyber liability insurance by companies in the United States in 2014, by industry
Ownership of cyber liability insurance in the U.S. 2014, by industry
Do you have cyber liability insurance?
Share of organizations with cyber liability insurance in the U.S. 2014
Do you pay attention to the information used by the apps you use on your smartphone?
U.S. user attention regarding smartphone app permissions 2017
Share of internet users in the United States who agree with selected statements about online and data privacy as of May 2017
U.S. internet user opinion about online privacy 2017
Ways in which hacking concerns have affected digital shopping behavior of internet users in the United States as of January 2017
Effect of hacking concerns on U.S. digital shopping behavior 2016
Consequences of device theft or loss according to internet users worldwide as of June 2015
Impacts of device theft or loss worldwide 2015
To what extent do you think your personal information is secure online?
U.S. perception of personal information security online 2014
Number of compromised data records in selected data breaches as of December 2016 (in millions)
Cyber crime: largest online data breaches 2007-2016
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