Instant Checkmate is a US company whose business is based on collating public records on the whole population and making them available to customers:
“Whether researching arrest records, phone numbers, addresses, demographic data, census data, or a wide variety of other information, we help thousands of Americans find what they’re looking for each and every day.”
It basically allows customers to run an online background check on a prospective employee, partner or anyone at all.
There doesn’t yet appear to be a UK equivalent.
This is a growing business with 200 million searches already conducted.
So who better to put together an infographic on Cybercrime?
Some of the key claims made about cybercrime in the US which, unsurprisingly, appears to be growing rapidly year on year are:
- 378 million victims per year (includes a lot of repeat victimisation)
- 30,000 websites hacked every day
- Mobile devices most at risk