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Statistics of Cyber Crimes by Total Number of VictimsCyber Crimes
According to the FBI, the #1 most common cyber crime is non-payment or non-delivery, which means someone did not receive payment for something they sold or someone didn’t receive an item for which they had paid for. At #2 on this list is extortion, followed by personal data breaches at #3. The “no lead value” at #4 is what the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) classifies as incomplete cyber crime complaints so they don’t have an official category for nearly 37,000 complaints (maybe they should use “unknown” as this is easier to understand). At #5 is Phishing (unsolicited emails), Vishing (unsolicited phone calls), Smishing (unsolicited text messages) and Pharming (use of fake websites). The sixth most common type of cyber crime is BEC/EAC fraud. If you are wondering what BEC/EAC fraud is, it stands for Business Email Compromise/Email Account Compromise and it involves people tricked into wiring funds to the wrong account.
Table of Crimes by Type and Count of Victims
|Personal Data Breach||50642|
|No Lead Value||36936|
|Harassment/Threats of Violence||18415|
|Credit Card Fraud||15210|
|Corporate Data Breach||2480|
|IPR/Copyright and Counterfeit||2249|
|Denial of Service/TDoS||1799|
|Crimes Against Children||1394|
|Health Care Related||337|
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