Cyberattacks By The Numbers

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


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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