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    Newest FBI Report Shows $10B in Losses Last Year Due to Internet Scams

    The 2022 Internet Crime Report by the FBI reported at least $10.3 billion in losses due to internet scams last year.

    According to the FBI report, losses were the highest it’s ever been in five years. Even the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) received more than 2,000 complaints per day. The highest reported crime was phishing attacks, with accrued losses of $52 million in the last year. Data breaches and non-payment scams are next with over 50,000 victims, according to the report. 

    Ransomware has also been a successful attack vector with $34 million in losses, and IC3 has included this warning, “The IC3 has seen an increase in an additional extortion tactic used to facilitate ransomware. The threat actors pressure victims to pay by threatening to publish the stolen data if they do not pay the ransom,”

    Unfortunately, cyber attacks are not going away anytime soon. Cybercriminals are becoming more calculated in their attacks, and this report by the FBI proves that losses will only get higher for years to come. New-school security awareness training is the only way to make sure your users are prepared to report any potential attack in its tracks. 

    ABC News has the full story

    The world’s largest library of security awareness training content is now just a click away!

    In your fight against phishing and social engineering you can now deploy the best-in-class simulated phishing platform combined with the world’s largest library of security awareness training content; including 1000+ interactive modules, videos, games, posters and newsletters.

    You can now get access to our new ModStore Preview Portal to see our full library of security awareness content; you can browse, search by title, category, language or content topics.

    The ModStore Preview includes:

    • Interactive training modules
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