Cyber Crime: Big, but not Bigger than Drugs

An attention-grabbing report by an Internet security company plays with figures to declare that cyber crime is bigger than drug trafficking, but the numbers don’t add up. The report from security firm Norton estimates the size of cyber crime last year as $388 billion across the 24 countries surveyed. This outweighs the $288 billion in earnings from illicit trafficking of marijuana, cocaine and heroin, the report states, citing statistics from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)…

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