Does Cybercrime Pay?

Researchers out of England have published a report that shows the amount of money cybercrime has swindled or stolen from people and companies over the years. Unfortunately on the Internet crime does pay:

  • Fake antivirus malware = $97 Million
  • Online banking fraud from phishing emails = $320 Million
  • Online banking fraud from malware = $370 Million
  • Advance fee, aka Nigerian 419 scams = $1 Billion

These numbers are alarming but you do not have to fall victim to these criminals.

Read up on how to identify these scams and keep your money and your identity safe:

Identify Fake Anti-Virus

Learn about email phishing

Protect yourself from malware

Learn why scammers say they are from Nigeria

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