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Cybercrime Statistics Worldwide – 2023

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In this article, we have covered cybercrime statistics from all over the world including the year by statistics also. You can check it out here.

Worldwide Cybercrime Statistics

  • Cybercrime is seen as posing the biggest threat, according to a new survey by PwC.
  • About 10% of all laundered money derive from cybercrime.
  • $13 million is the average cost of cybercrime for organizations. 
  • 2021 saw an average of $787,671 lost every hour due to data breaches.
  • 47% of cybercrime victims lose money due to the cybercrime committed.
  • 20% of educational institutions have been targeted by cybercriminals
  • 70% of cyber crimes targeting surveyed financial institutions involve lateral movement.
  • 23% of Americans (nearly one in four) have been the victim of cybercrime
  • 71.1 million people fall victim to cyber crimes yearly.
  • 76% of respondents in a 2022 case study covering the US, Canada, UK, Australia and New Zealand say their organization has suffered at least 1 cyberattack this year. This is a significant increase over the 55% figure in 2020.
  • 80% of reported crimes are generally attributed to phishing attacks in the technology sector. 
  • 98% of companies who paid the criminals received legitimate decryptors.
  • An average of 1,500 cybercrime instances are reported every day in India.
  • According to a 2022 report, 88% of ransomware attacks attempted to infect backup repositories and 75% of those attempts were successful.
  • According to crimes reported to the FBI from 2020 to 2021, UK’s cybercrime density increased by over 40% when compared to 2020. 
  • According to the FBI’s Internet Crime Report 2021, a record 847,376 complaints of cyber crime were reported to the FBI by the public, a 7 percent increase from 2020.
  • Among the 13 crimes measured, cybercrimes are the two most problematic for Americans. 72% feared computer hackers accessing their personal, credit card, or financial information.
  • By 2021, global cybercrime rates involving damages will amount to $6 trillion per year, $500 billion per month, $115.4 billion per week, $16.4 billion per day, $684.9 million per hour, $11.4 million per minute.
  • Cybercrime up 600% Due to COVID-19 Pandemic.
  • Cybercriminals Targeted Web Apps in 80% of Hacking-Related Breaches
  • Criminal activities that resulted in an increase in cyber claims increased from 69% in 2018 to 83% in 2020 for SMEs. 
  • Cybercrime has claimed at least 6.5 million victims over a 21-year period from 2001 to 2021 with an estimated loss of nearly $26 billion over the same period. 
  • Cyber crime cost makes up a value worth 1% of the Global GDP.
  • Cyber crime statistics worldwide show that 22% of all folders were available to every employee.
  • Cybersecurity Ventures estimates that an increase in cybercrime and the need for digitized businesses and consumers to guard against such crimes will drive up expenditure on cybersecurity products and services to $1.75 trillion between 2021 and 2025.
  • Cyber crime cost the US $6.9 billion in 2021 alone.
  • Cyber Criminals have received €4.5 million in Bitcoin through ransomware extortion.
  • DHL Takes the Undesirable Title as the #1 Impersonated Brand by Cybercriminals.
  • Each year since 2001, the monetary damage caused by cybercrime has been increasing exponentially. It already reached around $4.2 billion in 2020. That number does not include damages from unreported cases.
  • From the same study, only 30% have cyber insurance, with 69% fearful that a successful cyberattack could put their SMB out of business entirely.
  • Germany, India, Australia, and the United Kingdom have all been targets of significant attacks in the last 14 years as well.
  • Globally, around 65% of cyber crimes are related to identity theft
  • Global cybercrime damages per second cost around $190,000. 
  • Globally, those who experienced cybercrime in the past year spent an average of 6.7 hours resolving it for an estimated 2.7 billion hours lost. 
  • In one study of 24 incidents, more than 50% of the supply chain attacks were attributed to well-known cyber crime groups including APT29, APT41, Thallium APT, UNC2546, Lazarus APT, TA413 and TA428.
  • Romance scams and confidence fraud are prevalent in the US – IC3 received reports from 24,299 victims in 2021, with losses amounting to more than $956 million.
  • Sextortion is another prevalent issue in the US. Cybercriminals threaten to release sensitive photos, videos or information involving the sexual acts of the victim if their demands are not met.
  • The average cost of cybercrime in the U.S. is 27.37 million US dollars.
  • There is a new cyber crime victim once every 37 seconds.
  • The cyber crime victim count increased drastically by 69% in 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic when compared to 2019 from nearly 467k victims a year to 792k. 
  • Threat Actors Enjoy $1.5 Trillion in Annual Cybercrime Revenues.
  • The next five years are due to see a 15% increase in cybercrime costs reaching 10.5 trillion by 2025. 
  • The UK and USA have disproportionately more victims of cybercrime per million internet users compared to other countries – the USA had 759% more victims in 2021 than the next-highest country, Canada.
  • In Australia, there is a rise in the average cost per cyber crime report to over $39,000 for small businesses, $88,000 for medium businesses, and over $62,000 for large businesses. An average increase of 14%.
  • The UK had the highest number of cybercrime victims per million internet users at 4783 in 2022 – up 40% over 2020 figures.
  • The United States suffered the most high-profile cyber-attacks with 156 separate incidents between May 2006 and June 2020.
  • The US IC3 department received reports from 24,299. This amounted to more than $956 million lost.
  • There were 153 million new malware samples from March 2021 to February 2022, a nearly 5% increase on the previous year which saw 145.8 million.
  • There were 654 reported ransomware attacks in the UK in 2021, double the 326 that were reported in 2020.

Cybercrime Statistics by Year

  • Cybercrime will affect over 53 million individuals in the first half of 2023.
  • $6 trillion – the damage that cybercrime caused in 2022.
  • the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) received over 76,000 cyber crime reports, an increase of nearly 13% from the previous financial year.
  • Many public services, including schools, healthcare services, and local U.S. municipal governments were hit by ransomware attacks in early 2022.
  • The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency reported in February 2022 that ransomware incidents happened in 14 out of 16 critical US infrastructure sectors.
  • The number of healthcare breaches in the first five months of 2022 almost doubled when compared to the same period in 2021 according to the US government.
  • 1 in 2 North American internet users had their accounts breached in 2021.
  • The IC3 department received more than 18,000 complaints in 2021 relating to sextortion. Victim losses amounted to more than $13.6 million.
  • The US was the target of 46% of cyberattacks in 2020, more than double any other country
  • The Netherlands has seen the greatest rise in victims – 50% more than in 2020.
  • Greece has seen the largest decrease in victims – down 75% over 2020.
  • The number of cybercrime incidents in Canada is increasing – with a record 63,523 incidents in 2020. 
  • In 2020, internet crime victims over 60 years experienced $966 million in losses, while victims under 20 experienced almost $71 million in losses.
  • India reported an 11.8% rise in cybercrime in 2020; with 578 incidents of ‘fake news on social media
  • The number of people under 20 falling victim to cybercrimes increased by 100% during the pandemic due to online studying from an average of 10,000 per year in 2019.
  • The banking industry incurred the most cybercrime costs in 2018 and 2019, the average cost of which (2019) was $18.3 million.
  • The average annual cost of cybercrime to a Canadian company was over $12 million in 2018.
  • China leads the pack in terms of cyber crime losses with US$66.3 billion lost in 2017 alone.
  • In 2005, among 7,818 businesses 67% detected at least one cybercrime.
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Kevin James

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