‘Dutch in 2016 are least often affected by cyber crime’

‘Dutch in 2016 are least often affected by cyber crime’

Dutch computer users were in 2016 worldwide, the least often hit by cyber-attacks and other forms of online crime.

In the Netherlands would be around 2.4 million people are affected by cybercrime, according to research by antivirusbedrijf Symantec. For the study, more than 20,000 people from 21 countries worldwide were surveyed.

About 14 percent of all Dutch people would have had with cybercrime. That is the lowest percentage among all the countries that were included in the study.

The researchers talked with residents in the most European countries, the United States and Asia. Russia and many African countries are not treated.


Residents of Indonesia are most at risk of becoming a victim of a cybercriminal. There is, in 2016, about 59 percent of the country through a digital attack.

In the United States is 39 percent of the population victim of cybercrime. Exposing Americans to the risk is the highest of all developed countries included in the survey.

Worldwide had an average of 31 percent of the population in 2016 load of cyber criminals. It would go to eur 689,4 million victims. These online attacks made jointly for 125,9 billion dollar charges.

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