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Curseyoukhan writes: "Norton released its annual cybercrime report on Wednesday, and the company put the “direct costs associated with global consumer cybercrime at US $110 billion over the past twelve months.” Last year’s report put the total “at an annual price of $388 billion globally based on financial losses and time lost." That's more than the estimated value of the global black market in marijuana, cocaine and heroin combined ($288 billion), the report said.
But Norton makes no mention of the vast difference in 2011 and 2012 numbers. That's because last year’s number was entirely fictitious."

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Norton '12 Cybercrime Report Magically Makes $278B in Losses Disappear

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