US Consumers Lose $8.5 Billion Due to Internet Threats Since 2006

According to a survey conducted by National Research Center (US), the country's consumers have been defrauded of money amounting to almost $8.5 Billion since 2006 on account of spyware, viruses and phishing assaults. Specifically, spyware has led to $3.6 Billion in losses while 2.1 Million computers have been replaced on account of malware.

Moreover, although risks associated with the Internet continue to be high, still many end-users remain complacent about the online security. According to Consumer Reports, the problems from this complacency have led to damages worth $6.5 Billion over the last two years. The Center also disclosed that 3.5 Million US househol...

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