More than 50% of phishing victims report identities stolen

An estimated 63 million people, or 45% of consumers online, buy products and bank on the Internet, said Gartner. More than half of the nearly 2 million phishing victims said it led to identity theft, in which criminals used their personal information to pose as them and buy goods, Gartner said.

An estimated 63 million people, or 45% of consumers online, buy products and bank on the Internet, said Gartner. More than half of the nearly 2 million phishing victims said it led to identity theft, in which criminals used their personal information to pose as them and buy goods, Gartner said.