10 Surprising Cyber Security Facts that May Affect Your Online Safety
By Andra Zaharia,
Heimdal Security, 25 March 2015.

The cyber security industry is growing as you’re reading this. More specialists join the ranks, more viruses are being launched every day than ever before and increasingly numerous resources are being deployed to counter cyber attacks. That’s why we thought it would be helpful to sum up 10 cyber security facts that define the current information security landscape.

One of these essential facts is the estimated annual cost for cyber crime committed globally which has added up to 100 billion dollars! And don’t think that all that money comes from hackers targeting corporations, banks or wealthy celebrities. Individual users like you and me are also targets. As long as you’re connected to the Internet, you can become a victim of cyber attacks.

So that’s why we wanted to walk you through some of the most shocking cyber security facts that you maybe wish you’d known until the present moment. These will give you a much more accurate idea of how dangerous it is to go online without proper protection.

Cyber Security Facts Infographic

[Source: Heimdal Security.]

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