Crime affects 65% of Internet users

September 9, 2010

More than 65% of the 7,000 adults surveyed for Symantec’s Norton Cybercrime report had been victims of online crime.

In China a whopping 83 per cent had been attacked by cybercriminals.

Brazil and India were in second place with 76 per cent of respondents affected and the US was third with 73 per cent.

The survey covered 14 countries.

As well as the inconvenience of the crimes themselves, the length of time taken to resolve them was a major problem - 28 days on average.

The type of attack varied with malware attacks being the most prevalent, affecting over 50 per cent of respondents, while credit card fraud affected just seven per cent.


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