Cybersecurity Statistics

Internationally, cybersecurity is a growing concern. Hackers are becoming increasingly sophisticated in their tactics to breach cybersecurity.

Without premium security software, devices, programs, apps and user data are at risk.

95%

Almost all malicious software is delivered via e-mail.

23s

Every minute, nearly three people are victims to cybercrime.

2b

Internationally, over 2 billion records are leaked each year.

30%

A third of people are very likely to open phishing e-mails.

$2,9m

Cybercrime costs organisations millions every minute.

90%

Almost all data breaches are financially motivated.

435%

Ransomware attacks increased drastically from 2019 to 2020.

70%

Most security breaches are caused by outsiders to the company.

$140b

The worth of the cybersecurity market in 2021 jumped from millions to billions.

653%

Malware attacks increased substantially from 2019 to 2020.

15b

Billions of credentials from 100 000 data breaches are now on the dark web.

280

On average, it takes 280 days to find and contain a business cyberattack.

It is estimated that businesses spent $170 billion on cybersecurity in 2022, and the global cybersecurity market will be valued at $403 billion by 2027 – with a compound annual growth rate of 12.5%.

Yet, hackers still manage to compromise corporate data and systems with relative ease, on a regular basis. This is due to a general lack in cybersecurity awareness and poor practices by most companies – and very little thereof by private individuals.

The covid pandemic and continued remote workforce post-covid had a major impact on cybersecurity. According to international law firm Reed Smith, online scams spiked by more than 400% in March 2020 compared to previous months. Google revealed that it blocked more than 18 million malware and phishing e-mails related to covid, every day.


Cybersecurity statistics are important to highlight the risks we face, and cybersecurity insights are vital to communicate common security mistakes, such as leaving data unprotected and using weak passwords, which cause vulnerability to breaches.

It is crucial for private individuals to have device and software protection installed, and for businesses to implement training processes that build awareness, prevention and best practices into their corporate culture – as companies may also be liable for the damage caused by the loss or theft of third-party data.

Major Hacking Events & Data Breaches

Organisations suffer costly losses of data due to hacking – including financial records, customer details, and operational records and data.

  • Sony’s PlayStation Network was hacked in 2011 and the data of 77 million users were exposed, while the service was down for 23 days – costing Sony over $171 million.

  • Equifax compromised 143 million consumers in 2017, at a cost of $4 billion to the company, plus received a fine of $425 million by the Federal Trade Commission when found liable for the breach.

  • FriendFinder had a data breach that affected 412 million users in 2016.

  • Marriott-Starwood hotel firm compromised information belonging to more than 500 million customers.

  • Under Armor's MyFitnessPal app’s hack affected 150 million users in 2018.

  • Yahoo! lost the data from more than 3 billion customer accounts in 2013.

  • The WannaCry ransomware attack virus caused one of the most damaging attacks in history. It appeared in 2017, infecting more than 230 000 devices across 150 countries – causing damages of at least $4 billion.

Need more than online monitoring and device security? Also require protection against financial losses?

Get comprehensive cyber insurance cover.

More
INDIVIDUALS

Cybersecurity product bundles to protect a private individual

Includes Norton 360 Deluxe
Monitors & Protects up to 3 x Devices

Device Protection
Identity Monitoring
Restitution & Legal Services
Psychiatric Support
Cybersecurity Training
Cyber Warranty

Monitors 2 x E-Mails, 2 x Phone Numbers & 2 x Credit Cards for Information Leaks & Identity Theft

Monthly Subscription · No Contract
View Bundles
FAMILIES

Cybersecurity product bundles to protect the entire family

Includes Norton 360 Premium
Monitors & Protects up to 10 x Devices

Device Protection
Identity Monitoring

Restitution & Legal Services
Psychiatric Support
Cybersecurity Training
Cyber Warranty

Monitors 10 x E-Mails, 5 x Phone Numbers & 5 x Credit Cards for Information Leaks & Identity Theft

Monthly Subscription · No Contract
View Bundles
KIDS

Cybersecurity product bundles specifically tailored for children

Includes Norton 360 Deluxe
Monitors & Protects up to 3 x Devices

Extensive Parental Control
Device Protection
Restitution & Legal Services
Psychiatric Support
Cybersecurity Training

Monthly Subscription · No Contract
View Bundles
GAMERS

Cybersecurity product bundles specifically tailored for gamers

Includes Norton 360 for Gamers
Monitors & Protects up to 3 x Devices

Game Optimisation
Device Protection
Identity Monitoring
Restitution & Legal Services
Psychiatric Support
Cybersecurity Training
Cyber Warranty

Monitors 2 x E-Mails, 2 x Phone Numbers & 2 x Credit Cards for Information Leaks & Identity Theft

Monthly Subscription · No Contract
View Bundles
SMALL BUSINESSES

Cybersecurity monitoring solutions to protect small to medium-sized businesses and private companies

1 x Domain
5 x Business Pages
Up to 5 x Executives

Monthly Subscription · Annual Contract
View Products
ENTERPRISES

Cybersecurity for enterprises, public companies, corporations, and non-commercial organisations

Tailored according to the risk exposure profile, number of devices and employees, size of customer database, and security level requirements

Monthly Subscription · Annual Contract
Request Quote
EXECUTIVES

Personalised cybersecurity solutions for corporate executives, to protect in their professional capacity

Tailored according to the individual's personal risk profile, public exposure, and cybersecurity and insurance needs

Monthly Subscription · Annual Contract
Request Quote

DigiCare Cyber Warranty

We are confident in our ability to protect your device, identity, data and finances. We back this promise with a cyber warranty. It covers you to the value of $2 000 (or local currency equivalent) per year, should you experience losses on your protected device due to a breach we could not successfully defend.

The DigiCare Cyber Warranty is included in our higher level
Home bundles for individuals, families and gamers.