The number of cybercrime victims grew 10 percent globally in 2015, according to the Norton Cybersecurity Insights Report released Wednesday by cybersecurity company Symantec.
The growth may come with good reason. Nearly half — 45 percent — of those surveyed feel overwhelmed in the amount of information they need to protect.
"People know it's an issue, know they need to protect stuff, but are not doing enough," said Kevin Haley, a director of security for Norton, which makes internet security software.
While the cost per person and time taken to repair is down from 2015 — victims now spend nearly $183 and almost 20 hours fixing the problem — still 689 million people in 21 countries were the victim of cybercrime last year, according to the study.
The report surveyed 20,907 consumers online in 21 countries, including more than 1,000 U.S. participants.
The growth in cybercrime may continue as recent victims still need to do more to protect themselves, according to the survey.
Norton found that while previous cybercrime victims are more concerned about the security of their home Wi-Fi network, they are less likely than nonvictims to use a password. They are also twice as likely to share passwords, which increases the likelihood of being a victim.