An anonymous reader writes: Microsoft researchers have rubbished figures from cybercrime surveys, deeming them subject to the types of distortions that have long bedevilled sex surveys. All it takes is a few self-styled Don Juans to hopelessly distort the sex-survey figures. Similarly, cybercrime surveys tend to get dominated by a minority of responses, normally those who have or think they have lost a great deal as a result of hacking or malware attack, and are vocal about it. "Cybercrime surveys are so compromised and biased that no faith whatever can be placed in their findings" the researchers write.
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