Estimated Losses to Cybercrime per Year

in Business Risk, Transnational Crime

A report by the Center for Strategic and International Studies and computer security company McAfee reported that up to$445 Billion a year is being lost globally to cybercrime activities.

Online crime, hacking and the theft of intellectual property could cause up to 200,000 jobs being lost in the United States and up to 150,000 jobs in Europe.

A reported 50 million people in the United States had their personal identification stolen within the past year.

Source:  Chris Strohm, “Cybercrime Remains Growth Industry With $445 Billion Lost,” Bloomberg, June 9, 2014

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