Leading cyber threats encountered by U.S. internet users 2017

Most commonly encountered cyber threats according to internet users in the United States as of 2nd half 2017

Leading cyber threats encountered by U.S. internet users 2017 This statistic presents a ranking of the most common cyber threat experiences of internet users in the United States. During the second half of 2017, eight percent of U.S. internet users stated that they had experienced online account hacking. Virus and malware infection was the most common threat at a 12 percent encounter rate.
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Most commonly encountered cyber threats according to internet users in the United States as of 2nd half 2017

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Share of respondents
Any cyber threat21%
Infected with virus/malware12%
Online account was hacked8%
Data was shared/leaked inappropriately by a third party6%
Device hacked5%
Data was intercepted while using my device/connection5%
Experienced financial fraud5%
Tricked into sharing private or sensitive details5%
Infected with ransomware5%
Device was used for cyber attacks4%
Share of respondents
Any cyber threat21%
Infected with virus/malware12%
Online account was hacked8%
Data was shared/leaked inappropriately by a third party6%
Device hacked5%
Data was intercepted while using my device/connection5%
Experienced financial fraud5%
Tricked into sharing private or sensitive details5%
Infected with ransomware5%
Device was used for cyber attacks4%
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This statistic presents a ranking of the most common cyber threat experiences of internet users in the United States. During the second half of 2017, eight percent of U.S. internet users stated that they had experienced online account hacking. Virus and malware infection was the most common threat at a 12 percent encounter rate.
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