All the sessions from Transform 2021 are available on-demand now. Watch now.
Yesterday, Zendesk was hacked and the personal information of an unknown number of Twitter, Pinterest, and Tumblr users was stolen. Last year, 12.6 million U.S adults were the victims of identity fraud.
Who’s committing these crimes?
Most of them are between 29 and 49 years old, and three-quarters are male. They work in organized groups, half of which have six or more members. And they live all over the world, but especially in Asia, notably China and Indonesia.
That’s according to online payments company Jumio — one of the companies that Facebook founder Eduardo Saverin has invested in. Jumio has put together an infographic highlighting who is attacking companies and people.
To do what they do, cyber criminals need access to the interwebs. That means Internet service providers and website hosting providers are critical, and most of the ones criminals work through are based in Russia and China.
This won’t make victims of identify theft, hacking, or online fraud feel any better, but only 0.0019 percent of cybercrimes in the U.S. in 2010 were tried in court and saw the hackers convicted.
Here’s all the data, in visual form:
Image credits: Jumio
VentureBeatVentureBeat's mission is to be a digital town square for technical decision-makers to gain knowledge about transformative technology and transact. Our site delivers essential information on data technologies and strategies to guide you as you lead your organizations. We invite you to become a member of our community, to access:
- up-to-date information on the subjects of interest to you
- our newsletters
- gated thought-leader content and discounted access to our prized events, such as Transform 2021: Learn More
- networking features, and more