Statistical Analysis of Internet Security Threats
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Overview: There are many security threats that face computers in the world, and this paper is going to look at a few of them as they relate to the Internet. Since its inception, the Internet has grown from original purpose as a military tool to a worldwide phenomenon. According to the latest statistical analysis, it is estimated there are over 1.1 billion Internet users worldwide. The purpose of this paper is to analyze the statistics surrounding the most common security threats faced by Internet users. Threats discussed in this paper will include spam, phishing, computer viruses, hackers, and spyware/malware.