Almost all people have an access to the internet. How many people do you think purchase laptops, personal computers, or smartphones every year? This is the result of the rapid development of high technology. However, because of this, a lot of people became the victim of online spams or known as online criminals. Each one of us should take this seriously and we must protect our computers from different attacks that can possibly happen.
Here are some of the basic facts that your computer had been attacked. This is also the result which came out according to statisticians who conducted some surveys.
Victims of misused phishing. Did you know that there had been one million internet users who became victims of misused phishing? They lost a great amount of money! How sad it is that we cannot truly live a peaceful life because of bad people.
Virus problem. In the past two years, there had been a serious problem regarding virus attacks. Did you know how many users became victims of virus attacks? It’s 16 million!
Heavy spam. Here’s a greater fact regarding virus attacks. There had been 24 million users who experienced heavy spam in just one year? How much more for the following years?
Spyware attacks. Did you know that for just 6 months, there had been 8 million recorded victims of spyware attacks?
Cost of virus, spyware, and phishing attacks. This is the greatest fact and most sad thing that happened throughout the history of internet or computer use. Did you know that the estimated cost of these online attacks is 4.5 billion?