Fraud for Thought


In our wired world, cybercrime is high on the list of everyone's concerns. The Economy Matters quiz focuses on high-tech attacks, fraud, and other technology-related issues that are increasingly, and unfortunately, a part of our daily lives.

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Sources: Question 1; Question 2; Question 3; Question 4; Question 5; Question 6; Question 7; Question 8; Question 9; Question 10

1. In the fourth quarter of 2018, the average ransomware attack lasted 6.2 days. In the first quarter of 2019, how long did the average ransomware attack last?
4.7 days
7.3 days
12.4 days
2. What share of malware is delivered via email?
50 percent
70 percent
90 percent
3. The term "phishing" has its origins with which online service?
AOL
CompuServe
Prodigy
4. On average, how long does it take a company to realize it has experienced a data breach?
17 days
51 days
196 days
5. True or false: There were fewer data breaches in 2018 than in 2017.
True
False
6. Which southeastern state had the highest per-victim losses (in dollar terms) to cybercrime in 2017?
Florida
Georgia
Tennessee
7. The term "cyber" is derived from a Greek work meaning what?
Machine
Armor
Governance
8. For a company, what type of loss represents the largest financial cost of a cyberattack?
Information loss
Reputational loss
Revenue loss
9. What age group experienced the most cybercrimes in 2018?
40–49 years old
50–59 years old
60 and over
10. True or false: The United States experiences the most cyberattacks of any country.
True
False