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While you may not have been impacted or anticipate being impacted by cybercrime, the results don’t lie. Odds are, you will be, especially with the growing rates among the statistics you’ll find below.

There are many measures, however, which you can take to lessen the blow of cybercrime and be proactive in protecting your information. We have several blogs, for example, on how to set up two-factor authentication to increase account security, but that’s another topic all together!

Before you can understand the importance of taking the appropriate measures, it’s important you become aware of these statistics, shared by WebsiteHostingRating.com.


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  1. “73% of cyber attacks are carried out for an economic reason.” (Liedke, 2019)

  2. “Cost of cybercrime damages will cost $6 trillion annually by 2021, up from $3 trillion just a year ago.” (Cybersecurity Ventures, 2018)

  3. “Cost of ransomware is predicted to exceed $5 billion in 2017. This is up from $325 million in 2015, which is a 15x increase in just 2 years.” (Cybersecurity Ventures, 2018)


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  4. “4,000 ransomware attacks take place every day.” (Liedke, 2019)

  5. “Globally, cybercrime is the second most reported cybersecurity crime.” (Liedke, 2019)

  6. “1 in every 131 emails contain malware.” (Liedke, 2019)


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  7. “93% of data breaches happen within minutes, and 83% aren’t discovered for weeks.” (Liedke, 2019)

  8. “The largest EVER data breach happened in 2013 when 3 billion Yahoo users’ phone numbers, dates of birth, and security questions, were hacked.” (Liedke, 2019)

  9. “Weak or stolen passwords is the most common tactic among cybercriminals. 81% of cyber attacks are based on weak or stolen passwords.” (Liedke, 2019)

  10. “Over 40% of cybercrime attacks target small businesses.” (Liedke, 2019)


We hope that these statistics did not alarm you, but, instead, inspired you to take account to protect your online accounts against looming attacks. Be safe on the Web, and never take your personal information for granted.

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