|Would you like to leave a message? berocca performance hangover The harm facing businesses from cyber attacks is staggering and can be wide ranging. The most obvious losses are those associated with recovering lost or destroyed data, notification, obligations, monitoring, forensic investigation expenses, and business interruption expenses. A 2012 Law and the Boardroom study found the average organizational loss from a data breach now exceeds $5.5 million, with U.S. businesses spending, on average, $8.9 million annually on cybercrime. Global cybercrime will cost companies approximately $300 billion to $1 trillion, in 2013 alone. For example, after a major credit card payment processing company suffered a cyber breach in 2009, the company and its officers and directors were forced to pay over $100 million in settlements to various business partners. Reputations, especially for large companies who are keen to preserve their names within an industry, can be hit hard or permanently damaged.