A global survey on internet security and trust found users are worried about privacy, and in particularly wary of cybercriminals, internet companies, and governments. This lack of trust is hurting the potential of electronic commerce, the survey revealed.
On April 26 Symantec released its Internet Security Threat Report. It states that in the last eight years, more than 7.1 billion identities have been exposed in data breaches globally, which is almost the equivalent of one for every person on the planet.
According to the report US had 1,023 breaches in 2016, topping the list of breaches by country. India, at the same time, had only eight breaches.
Report also reveals that the number of data breaches actually dropped in 2016 to 1,209, compared with 1,211 breaches in 2015.