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Cybercrime: the numbers

Businesses are exposed and criminals are profiting

By Prospect Team  

Photo: ©MEDIA DRUM WORLD / ALAMY STOCK PHOTO

“Transformative technology… is changing all our lives and societies for the better,” said Paul Chichester, Director of Operations at the new National Cyber Security Centre, in remarks to the editors of this report. The problem is it “has also brought new vulnerabilities.”

The data below makes clear just how extensive those are. The threat can no longer be ignored. So where do the vulnerabilities lie?

One thing that’s clear is that businesses of all shapes and sizes are at risk. Sixty-one per…

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