Leading cyber threats encountered by internet users worldwide 2017

Most commonly encountered cyber threats according to global internet users as of 2nd half 2017

by J. Clement, last edited Dec 4, 2018
Leading cyber threats encountered by internet users worldwide 2017 This statistic presents a ranking of the most common cyber threat experiences of global internet users. During the second half of 2017, six percent of global internet users stated that they had experienced online account hacking. Virus and malware infection was the most common threat at an 14 percent worldwide encounter rate.
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Most commonly encountered cyber threats according to global internet users as of 2nd half 2017

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Share of respondents
Any cyber threat22%
Infected with virus/malware14%
Online account was hacked6%
Tricked into sharing private or sensitive details5%
Infected with ransomware5%
Device hacked4%
Data was intercepted while using my device/connection4%
Data was shared/leaked inappropriately by a third party4%
Experienced financial fraud4%
Device was used for cyber attacks3%
Share of respondents
Any cyber threat22%
Infected with virus/malware14%
Online account was hacked6%
Tricked into sharing private or sensitive details5%
Infected with ransomware5%
Device hacked4%
Data was intercepted while using my device/connection4%
Data was shared/leaked inappropriately by a third party4%
Experienced financial fraud4%
Device was used for cyber attacks3%
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by J. Clement, last edited Dec 4, 2018
This statistic presents a ranking of the most common cyber threat experiences of global internet users. During the second half of 2017, six percent of global internet users stated that they had experienced online account hacking. Virus and malware infection was the most common threat at an 14 percent worldwide encounter rate.
Show more
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