Symantec says cybercrime cost consumers $110 billion last year

Shawn Knight

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New research shows more than 71 million Americans became victims of cybercrime over the past 12 months. Symantec's 2012 Cybercrime Report further highlights the fact that US consumers lost nearly $21 billion as a result of malware, viruses, hacking, scams,...

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Let's play a game where we list the top ten reasons a company would fund a study that ended up returning massive losses to US consumers because of cyber crime...


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I think that number is extremely conservative. Press announcement for a company that's struggling. GG symantec, GG.....


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We all know this is a big problem but some of those numbers seem REALLY high. I guess it depends what you consider a "victim".


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Hmm, sounds like a compelling reason to bring in more warrantless survelliance and give up even more of our freedoms and privacy to me...


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How much of that crime that is reported is actual crimes and not user errors? I.E. Grandma and Grampa not being as internet savvy as others clicks a link in a email. Or Mom and Dad try and buy something online and end up with identity theft. How much of that reported is actual active criminal activity.