What do J.P.Morgan, Sony, Home Depot, and Walmart Have in common? Not only are they Fortune 500 companies, they’ve also been the victims of massive hacking attacks by cybercriminals. In recent years, cybercrime has been exploding. Organizations once thought invincible to attack watch as their servers are decimated, and these new criminals walk away with millions of dollars, employee records, and even company secrets. These examples show that people need to be more vigilant than ever to prevent cybercrime.

This infographic created by the Online Criminal Justice Degree Program of the University of Cincinnati shows the impact cybercrime has had in recent years as well as some cybercrime statistics of the biggest hacks and the number of people affected.

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Rise of Cybercrime

Courtesy Of the University of Cincinnati Online Criminal Justice Degree Program.