Online extortion, tech support scams and phishing attacks that spoof the boss were among the most costly cyber scams reported by consumers and businesses last year, according to new figures from the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3).
The IC3 report released Thursday correctly identifies some of the most prevalent and insidious forms of cybercrimes today, but the total financial losses tied to each crime type also underscore how infrequently victims actually report such crimes to law enforcement.
Source: Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3).
For example, the IC3 said it received 17,146 extortion-related complaints, with an adjusted financial loss totaling just over $15 [...]
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