Cybercrime ... minblowing numbers

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  1. rk_sports

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    Cybercrime cost $110 billion last year

    An estimated 71 million people in the United States became cybercrime victims last year.

    1.5 million people are impacted every day across the world -- close to 18 people per second.

    The highest numbers of cybercrime victims were found in Russia (92 percent), China (84 percent) and South Africa (80 percent)

    Were you a victim? Share your experience
     
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  2. Seth

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    Also please share your Social Security number and date of birth. :)
     
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    Good article in last Tuesday's science section of The New York Times about Peter Neumann, one of the godfathers of computer science. He's up there in years but still at it, heading a project to completely redesign computers and networks with security as an initial top priority rather than as the afterthought he considers it to be currently.
     
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    I dunno about you guys, but I'm optimistic the best friend of the Nigerian prince I helped out 6 months ago until pay day will send me my new Ferrari he promised. I paid extra for the overnight shipping, which he'll reimburse if it doesn't come on time.

    :p
     
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    I'd like to see what the numbers really mean. In other words, what does it mean by definition (for the purposes of this study) to be a "victim of cybercrime".

    I'd also like to see how they estimated the cost.
     
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    I would like to see a comparison between more and other uses of cyberspace and their pluses and minuses.

    Fatness can benefit from it for example.
    Is it correct that Youtube needs a crap load of energy to run?
    Some 'nut' claimed it had approx. the same hunger for electricity as the rest of the remainder of the internet. True or false?
     
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  7. rk_sports

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    looks like you got a point there --

    Norton '12 Cybercrime Report Magically Makes $278B in Damages Disappear

    Cybercrime, patent-theft numbers are total b**s**

    Security firms making such reports is obviously inflated... on the other hand who will have this info more accurately than the Security firms
     
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