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Cybercriminals steal US$1 billion according to Symantec’s report
根據賽門鐵克報告 網路犯罪份子竊取十億美元

Five men who have been added to the US’ FBI’s Cyber Most Wanted list are seen in FBI handout photos released on Nov. 5.
這張美國聯邦調查局十一月五日提供的照片,是被調查局盯上的五名首要網路犯罪通緝男子名單。

Photo: Reuters照片:路透

Symantec Corp’s annual Norton Report shows the cost of cybercrime in Australia plunged from US$1.65 billion last year to just over US$1 billion this year, as criminals skimmed smaller amounts in online fraud.

Half of Australia’s adult population has fallen prey to online crime in the past year, the latest global survey of cybercrime reveals.

The average cost per victim was US$201 this year, compared to US$306 last year.

Cybercriminals were not the only security risk — the Norton survey reveals that prying partners and friends are also snooping on personal files and social media accounts.

“One in 10 people have accessed their partner or friend’s account without their permission,” according to the report, which also says that “41 percent did it because they were curious, 26 percent were playing a joke, and 18 percent were checking the honesty of their friend or partner.”

(Liberty Times)

賽門鐵克的年度「諾頓報告」顯示,由於犯罪份子在網路詐騙案中詐騙得手金額較少,今年澳洲網路犯罪損失從去年的十六億五千萬美元,減少到略高於十億美元。

這份最新的全球網路犯罪調查揭露,過去一年澳洲成年人中有一半受網路犯罪所害。

今年平均每位受害者損失兩百零一美元,相較之下去年為三百零六美元。

但網路罪犯並非唯一的安全威脅,諾頓調查揭露,愛窺視的另一半和朋友,也在窺探私人檔案和社群媒體帳號。

根據這份報告,「十人中有一人曾在未經其另一半或朋友許可下進入他們的帳戶」。該報告也寫道:「百分之四十一的人說此舉是出於好奇,百分之二十六的人說只是好玩,另有百分之十八的人是要查驗他們朋友或另一半老不老實。」

(自由時報/翻譯:管淑平)

TODAY’S WORDS 今日單字

1. fall prey to v. phr.

受害 (shou4 hai4)

例: Our city’s tourism industry has fallen prey to the continuing economic woes.

(持續的經濟困局拖累本市觀光產業。)

2. pry v.

窺視;打探 (kui1 shi4; da3 tan4)

例: I don’t mean to pry into your private life.

(我無意打探聽你的私生活。)

3. snoop v.

窺探;調查 (kui1 tan4; diao4 cha2)

例: You should stop snooping on your ex-boyfriend and get your own life.

(你該停止打探你前男友的事情,好好過你自己的生活。)


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