Cyberattacks continue to rise in frequency and scope, affecting everyone from private citizens to corporations to city governments, with frequently embarrassing or distressing results. The Onion takes a look at some key facts about cybercrime.


4.3 billion:

People who have ruined entire lives by clicking something that looks like a “Play Video” button

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0%:

Companies committed to ensuring their customer data is safe


98:

Version of Windows currently running the control center of your city’s water supply

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89%:

Percentage of hackers who actually commit cybercrimes while wearing a hoodie covering their face in a dimly lit room

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4:

Investigators working to stop cybercrime in the United States


$250:

Street value of your grocery shopping habits


100%:

Effectiveness of adding an exclamation point to the end of a password


2300 9898 9557 4491:

Your credit card number


0:

Worries you’d have about any of this if you just cut the wires, went completely off the grid, and lived free at last as early man once did

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489:

People whose computers have been infected with a virus simply by clicking on this article

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