Facts and Figures

In 2006, 8.3 million Americans were the victims of identity theft.

In the first half of 2009, there were more than 40,000 cyber attacks against the Department of Defense. According to Brig. Gen. John Davis, these attacks cost the Pentagon more than $100 million to clean up. 

Sean Henry, an assistant director of the FBI, says that so far this year, cyber criminals have stolen over $100 million from US banks.

There are more than 3 million indications of malicious activity per year in civilian government networks.

Although it is difficult to measure, it is estimated that over one third or more of US cyber attacks originate outside the US.