Cybercrime is the fastest kind of crime growing in the United States. $1.5 trillion of revenue was generated in 2018 by criminals relying on cybercrime. It is estimated that over 4 billion records were exposed to hackers in the initial months of 2019. By 2021, Cybercrime is expected to cause damage totaling US$21 trillion.
It is difficult to prosecute hackers legally. Most of the time the victim and attackers live in different jurisdictions. When dealing with other nations, the paperwork and the formal processes take a toll. Most victims do not know where to start and never do anything, leading to under-reported statistics. In the case of cyber attacks, prevention is the best option. Securing the networks, data, and devices from attack requires knowledge of how these different kinds of hacks work.
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