Total estimated risk of ID theft in US at approximately $1.5 billion . . .
Panda Security, a world leader in IT security, announced the findings from a comprehensive identity theft study conducted by PandaLabs, the company’s malware analysis and detection laboratory.
PandaLabs found that over three million of the audited users in the U.S. and more than 10 million users worldwide were infected with active identity theft-based malware last year.
According to one recent study published by an independent research firm, the mean cost per ID Theft incident in the U.S. is $496.00, putting the total estimated risk of ID theft from malware in this country alone at approximately $1.5 billion.