21 Mar 2014

[Infographic] The Price of Piracy

So how much does Piracy costs? Is it really zero dollars?

As part of the Play It Safe Day campaign, Microsoft has released a new joint study conducted by IDC and the National University of Singapore.

The study, titled “The Link Between Pirated Software and Cybersecurity Breaches,” surveyed  a total of 1,700 respondents consisting of consumers, IT workers, chief information officers, and government officials from 15 countries including Singapore.

The infographic below gives you an insight of some of the points [click to zoom in]:

(Cr. Microsoft Singapore)

More information about the IDC study is available at the Microsoft Play It Safe website, http://www.play-it-safe.net, and the Digital Crimes Unit newsroom, http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/news/presskits/dcu/default.aspx.

(Information and infographics credit Microsoft Singapore)