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FBI: Cyber-Fraud Losses Rise to Reach $1.4B

May 9, 2018

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About 301,580 consumers reported cyber-fraud and malware attacks to the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) last year – with reported losses exceeding a whopping $1.4 billion.

The year’s haul of reports brings the overall total of complaints since the IC3 began recording such things to 4 million.

Top threats for the year include well-worn trends like whaling, phishing and ransomware, but also tech support fraud, confidence games involving romance themes, non-payment scams and also straightforward extortion.

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