Cybercrime soars as consumers make it easy for hackers

Norton by Symantec cyber security insights report finds recent cybercrime victims most likely to repeat risky behaviors.

A new survey has revealed that the number of cybercrime victims grew 10% globally in 2015 as hackers exploited vulnerabilities to sneak into homes via connected devices.

Norton by Symantec surveyed 20,907 consumers online in 21 countries, finding that 689 million people were victims of cybercrime in the past year.