This report examines consumers' online behaviors, attitudes and security habits alongside the dangers and financial cost of cybercrime. A truly global take on online crime and the emotional toll it takes on consumers, the report surveyed 17,125 adult mobile device users across 17 countries.
The human impact of online crime
Last year, 594 million people worldwide were victims of online crime. Cybercrime affects millions every year, yet consumers still do not take action to protect themselves. Having our information compromised can affect us both emotionally and financially. Eighty-one percent of people surveyed would feel devastated if their financial information (bank and credit card details) were compromised.
We think it won’t happen to us
Consumers believe they act safely online, but in reality, most of what they do leaves them vulnerable to online crime. More than one-third (36%) of people who share passwords in the United States have shared the password to their banking account.
Norton surveyed over 17,000 people in 17 different countries. How does your country compare to the rest of the world?
Going online doesn’t have to be risky
Online crime is scary, but there are simple steps you can take to protect yourself and your information: