Cybercrime victims lose an average of $358 and 21 hours fixing the problem, according to a new survey.
And in a sign of the times, the report found 4 out of 5 people surveyed worry about becoming cybercrime victims, and consumers are twice as likely to believe their credit card information will be stolen online rather than from their wallets. The findings are part of the Norton Cybersecurity Insights Report released Monday by cybersecurity company Symantec.
The report surveyed more than 17,000 consumers globally, and some 47 percent of those individuals were victims of cybercrime. In total, nearly 594 million people were affected by cybertheft in 2014, according the report.
Cybercrime ranges from unauthorized access to email accounts and hacking a social media account to credit card and identity theft, according to Bill Rosenkrantz, senior director of product management of Norton for Symantec.
And across the board, the problem is getting bigger and more costly. According to a separate report by the Ponemon Institute and sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise, cybercrime costs in the U.S. alone grew 19 percent to $15.4 million in 2014, the latest full year of data available.