Fighting Cybercrime

Originally evolved to spread programs and damage computers, the malicious community has developed into an organized, well funded community with new viruses emerging once every 2.5 seconds; all with the goal of stealing money from unsuspecting Internet users.

  • Spam accounts for 90.4% of all e-mails.
  • A single virus is infecting a new web page every 4.5 seconds.
  • Rental of an established BotNet can yield $190,000 per day.
  • 1,656,277 malicious code threats in 2008.
  • 75,158 computers infected each day.
  • Internet fraud reached a record high of $264.6 million in 2008.
  • 275,284 scam complaints files with 72,940 referred to US law
    enforcement agencies.

 

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