It's difficult to get accurate measures about the number of cyber-crime incidents because:-
While there are no specific figures for overall computer crime, it possible to get some idea of the scale of the problem by looking at particular instances.
The graph opposite shows an exponential growth the instances of malware - malicious software (includes viruses, Trojans, worms, adware etc).
The speed of growth, is such that no anti-virus software company can keep up.
Accessing databases records without permission is also a crime. The graph shows that number of records accessed through breaches of security is sharply on the rise.
The graph may be dramatic, but its already out of date. In September 2016 Yahoo suffered what at that time, was one of the worlds largest data breaches where data from 500 million accounts were stolen. Pretty bad eh! But it gets worse. In December 2016 information from One Billion accounts were hacked, making it the world's largest ever data breach
While it not possible to provide absolute numbers on the overall amount of cyber-crime, it is true that we can say it's on the
And, as a result, Cybersecurity is a good area in which t get a job.
Cyber-crime is on the increase, so in OneNote
Being able to defend yourself against hackers and cyber-criminals requires an understanding of how they work, so that you won't 'get fooled again'
If you don't feel confident in meeting any of these performance criteria, ask your teacher or re-read the information again.