2019: Top 19 Cyber Crime Statistics

Top 19 Statistics About Cybercrime in 2019

2019 has now almost come to an end, and statistics about Cybercrimes that happened until the end of 2019 are now published. Cybercrimes happen in our lives frequently; however, people are not taking it seriously. For instance, people leave their devices unlocked or locked with simple passwords that can be guessed by outsiders easily. These people should take a look at these statistics about cybercrimes and increase their knowledge about the danger and popularity of cybercrimes.

  1. One cyber-attack happens in every 39 seconds
  2. 78% of US organizations had suffered cyber-attacks
  3. Hackers stole credit card or financial information from 23% of US people
  4. Data breaches happened in 2018 impacted on 30% US consumers
  5. 1,000+ data breaches happened until September 2019 exposed 147 million records
  6. The total number of data breaches is increasing every year
  7. The variation of phone malware increased by 54%
  8. The US lost between $57 billion and $109 billion due to cybercrime
  9. The world lost around $445 billion every year due to cybercrime
  10. Phishing caused a loss of $1.48 billion
  11. A company needs to spend $1.6 million on getting recovered from a phishing attack
  12. 60% of small companies end up shutting down because of a cyber-attack
  13. Online dating scams led to a loss of $1 billion in the past three years
  14. Email and phone are the most common access for hackers
  15. Ransomware is responsible for 39% global malware-led data breaches
  16. 66% ransomware were caused by spam and phishing
  17. 56% of cybercrime attacking companies are led by either current or former employees
  18. 20% of teenagers received an unwanted sexual solicitation when they use the internet
  19. At least 500,000 predators are active online every day, estimated by FBI

From the facts listed above, we can see that cybercrime does harm to not only personal privacy as well as companies’ data but also the economy and teenagers. Therefore, we should treat cybercrimes as a serious problem, and try our best to defend it. To defend cybercrimes, we do not have to be an outstanding IT expert. Instead, we should take good care of data and privacy by securing all our accounts with a strong and unique password, using and updating antivirus software frequently, being vigilant when we see some suspicious emails or files.



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