Infographic Daily: Users of the Interwebs, Beware of Cyber Crime

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bill-swift - August 17, 2012

We've been talking about scams, viruses, Trojans, and malware for the past couple of months now, so I'm sure you're all pretty much aware of the dangers that lurk on the interwebs. One wrong click or a form submitted inadvertently might lead you to lose control of your PC or give away your identity to unscrupulous hackers who are just waiting in the wings.

Despite the many warnings that people are posting about it, cyber crime is still on the rise. Most people who've had a taste of it have learned from their mistakes, but those who haven't are still falling for the same dirty tricks.

Today's infographic brings us striking statistics of the people who are still being victimized by these lucrative online scams. Here are a couple interesting tidbits that you might not be aware of:

  • 80% of the people who experience cyber crime view adult content
  • 77% of them also happen to use free WiFi (remember the pitfalls of free WiFi we talked about here?)
  • Cyber crime caused people to lose about $388 billion back in 2011

Check out the full infographic in the gallery above, which also contains

helpful tips

on how you can avoid getting conned!

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