No country loses by computer crime so much of its gross domestic product than Germany. More than $ 400 billion is the global damage per year. One in ten is a cyber crime victim. From Ulrich Clauss
Nowhere in the world the damage caused by crime by taking advantage of information and communication technology (“cybercrime”) is measured by gross domestic product (GDP) as high as in Germany. With the extent of damage of 1.6 percent of GDP, the Federal Republic is ahead of the Netherlands (1.5 percent), the United States and Norway (0.64 per cent) and China (0.63 percent). Only in 2013 were stolen by computer crimes personal data of 16 million Germans.
This emerges from a study of the independent Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), which was created in collaboration with the IT security vendor McAfee, and which will be presented on Tuesday under the title “The global cost of cybercrime” in London. The “world” it is already available exclusively. According to the study are in the European Union each year 150,000 jobs destroyed by crimes related to data processing. In the group of G-20 countries, a loss of 200 billion U.S. dollars arises. Worldwide, the amount of loss through cyber crime, with over 400 billion U.S. dollars is estimated per year.