Cyber crime awareness

Cyber crime has been on the rise for many years as fraudsters look to take advantage of technological weaknesses. This guide is designed to educate our clients about the types of fraud, the risks they expose themselves to and some precautions to take to minimise those risks.

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£27bn

The estimated cost to the UK economy of cyber crime according to the government

18m

The number of hoax emails sent a day about the Coronavirus according to Google

80%

Of UK businesses had experienced sustained cyber attacks according to a department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport report


Introduction

Cyber crime, or crime that uses the internet or a computer to carry out the crime, is a term used to cover a whole host of different criminal acts. Most of them are not new. Fraud and scams have been around since time began but what makes cyber crime such a huge issue is the access to huge amounts of data that is provided by a network. And the fact that within any network there can be vast amounts of people.

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Cyber crime is a term used to cover a whole host of different criminal acts. Most of them are not new and have been around since time began but what makes cyber crime such a huge issue is the access to huge amounts of data that is provided by a network. This guide highlights many of the risks and offers some guidance in how to protect yourself, your business and your families from the increasingly sophisticated methods used by the modern fraudster.


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