According to a study the annual cost of cybercrime reaches USD $ 110,000 million
The Security firm Norton gave its new annual report, indicate that in the world there are 18 victims of cybercrime every second, totaling over a million and a half victims a day and 556 million victims a year.
The Cybercrime Report also states that the average cost per victim of these crimes reaches U.S. $197, making a total of U.S. $ 110,000 million where the economically most affected is China, followed distantly by the U.S..
The Study also warns that computer security crimes are quickly adjusting to a world with a high rate of mobile Internet, as vulnerabilities ( of all types ) in the cell last year doubled, from 163 in 2010, 315 different security flaws in mobile phones in 2011.
While one may suspect of studies by the same companies that sell you solutions, this is a figure quite probable (remembering the infamous McAfee study that claimed that the cost of cybercrime was a billion dollars annually, a slightly less than the GDP of Iran ).
Link: 2012 Norton Cybercrime Report (Symantec)Tags: Cybersecurity, Internet Security, network security, Security, Study, Symantec