Cybercrime Stats

The following information will give you an idea of the prevalence of cybercrime and how well antivirus applications protect against attacks.

2014:

82,000  new malicious software variants created every day
Source: Brian Krebs, Spam Nation (Sourcebooks, 2014)

850,000 Facebook scams in 2014
Source: Bitdefender Study 2014


2013:

38% of smartphone users have been a victim of cybercrime
Source: Norton Report 2013

43% of computer users don’t routinely install security updates
Source: Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit  2013


2012:

Dennis Technology Labs: Home antivirus application test results from Oct-Dec 2012.

Ponenmon Institute Report: The Cost of Cybercrime 2012

TechRepublic: Infographic: 2012, the year of password theft


Updated: 2015-12-31