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Every Hacked ID in UK Worth $22,000

A survey conducted by Get Safe Online, an online security firm, disclosed that one out of every 5 web users in the UK fell in the trap of online scams, and 1/3rd of them were targeted by computer viruses in 2007.

According to experts indulged in GetSafeOnline project, a hacked ID (by phishing or other online scam) of a UK resident, which is estimated to be at $120 on the black market, can give hackers an average of $22,000.

The survey also reveals that almost 58% of web users are shifting their banking activities to online and 64% of them are involved in online shopping. Security experts have commented that this increases the danger of ID theft.

The survey further discloses that nearly 85% of web users h...

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