- Approximately 80% of all cyber crime is the result of insider attacks from people with firsthand knowledge of the network they are attacking.
- Organized crime and terrorist groups actively recruit telecommunications workers to use telephone networks for committing fraud, piracy and money laundering.
- The FBI estimates that cyber crime now totals approximately $67 billion annually
- California is the leading state for Internet crime, with more than 15% of the national cases.
- E-mail is the most common route (nearly 75%) by which cyber criminals make contact with their victims. This is followed, in order, by Web pages, phone contact and postal mail.
- Common cyber crimes include theft of service, financial fraud, unauthorized access, malicious code and cyberstalking.
- Thirty-eight percent of teenagers have been involved in software piracy