Most punishable types of hacking according to adults in the United States as of January 2017

Severest types of hacking according to U.S. adults 2017 This statistic presents a ranking of the most punishable types of hacking according to adults in the United States. During the January 2017 survey period, 44 percent of respondents stated that cyber espionage should have the severest penalties.
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Share of respondents
Espionage44%
Hacking for personal profit30%
Hacking for corporate profit10%
Hacking to promote a political or social cause (hacktivism)16%
Share of respondents
Espionage44%
Hacking for personal profit30%
Hacking for corporate profit10%
Hacking to promote a political or social cause (hacktivism)16%
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This statistic presents a ranking of the most punishable types of hacking according to adults in the United States. During the January 2017 survey period, 44 percent of respondents stated that cyber espionage should have the severest penalties.
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Release date
February 2017
Region
United States
Survey time period
January 2017
Number of respondents
1,012 respondents
Age group
18 years and older
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Question: "What type of hacking should have the severest penalties?"

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