About 431 million adults were victims of attacks on the web in 2010, according to Symantec.
The global cost of crimes committed over the Internet is U.S. $ 114,000 million annually, according to research by Symantec, the maker of Norton computer security applications.
The 2011 report of the signature indicates that 431 million adults were victims of such crimes in 2010 at a cost that exceeds the global black market for marijuana, cocaine and heroin.
"Over the past 12 months, three times the adults surveyed have been online crime against conventional crimes, although less than one third of respondents believe that there are more chances of being a victim of" cyber crime "than a conventional one in next year, "said Adam Palmer, Lead Cybersecurity Advisor Norton.
The study also identified the men between 18 and 31 years, accessing the Internet from their mobile phones as the most likely victims.