Cybercrime is at large. 1 in 7 internet users fall victim to it every day.

Mal-ware, phish hooks, spam and clickbait. They’re all just new ways in the old art of manipulation.

Cybercriminals and hackers make big business out of stealing data and money from organisations.

 

What you need to know about cybercrime

 

Gone viral

 

GROWING PAINS

We are living in an increasingly digital world, and it's rife for cybercrime.

 

Graph showing the rise of cyber crime year on year, and number of people it affects.

 

COSTLY CRIMES

Cybercrime racks up costs equivalent to entire countries' economies.

 

Icons showing cost of cybercrime to global economy.

 

Cybercrime

 

Stealing a march

 

MAL-WARES

Cybercriminals have introduced a whole host of new digital crimes aimed at spreading computer viruses and disrupting computer systems.

 

Table showing cost cybercriminals charge for various services.

 

PHISH HOOKS

But they combine this with the old art of manipulation. You'll recognise this as spam or clickbait that clogs up your inbox and news feeds.

 

Icons showing number of global phishing attacks in 2012, 2013 and 2014

 

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Crime scene

 

INSIDE JOB

More often than not, businesses will know their attackers.

 

Graph showing number of businesses who know the source of the attack, and shows what was targeted

 

HACKED APART

Cybercriminals use a range of weapons to attack businesses - some of which are more damaging than others.

 

Graph showing range of weapons are used to attack businesses

 

Attacks on UK Businesses over a 12 month period.

 

Icons showing percentage of businesses affected by specific weapons

 

Icons showing percentage of businesses affected by specific weapons

 

 

Ahead of the game

 

PHONE UP

Attacks on mobile are increasing.

 

Icons showing increasing percentage of mobile attacks since 2013

 

MYSTERY SHOPPING

Expect more attacks on online retailers.

 

Graph showing successful frauds per month against online retailers in the US, and their cost to e-commerce.

 

Graph showing successful frauds per month against online retailers in the US, and their cost to e-commerce.

 

SMOOTH CRIMINALS

Expect to be facing increasingly sophisticated cybercriminal networks.

 

Case study of malware crime Dridex, and how it operated.

 

 

Find out how you can help keep your digital data safe from cyber criminals.

 

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Sources

Financial crime data
Verizon, Symantec, Ultrascan, Nilson Report, BDO, Anti Phishing Working Group,
Tax Justice Network, Terrorism Research Initiative, US Bureau of Justice

Supporting data
World Bank, NASA, CDC, Bloomberg, Forbes, BBC

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