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What the Tech: FBI cyber-crime report


AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - A warning from the FBI, cyber-attacks are setting records both in the number of complaints and the amount of money being lost by victims.

The bureau said in 2021 it received 847,376 complaints which is more than 2,300 per day. It represents a 7 percent increase from 2020.

The attacks also took more than $6.9 billion from victims. Ransomware, business e-mail compromises, and criminal use of cryptocurrency top the list of most common attacks, but it also includes increases in the number of attacks involving identity theft, personal data breaches, phishing, and smishing scams.


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