Published by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI’s) Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3), this annual report for 2021 outlines information related to the 847,376 complaints of suspected cybercrime, with reported losses at $6.9 billion, which were received throughout 2021. According to IC3 data, phishing scams, nonpayment/nondelivery scams, and personal data breaches were the top three reported crimes in 2021, and victims lost the most money to business E-mail compromise scams, investment fraud, and romance and confidence schemes. People in the 60 plus age group were hit hardest, as well those residing in California. Along with the cybercrime statistics, the report offers guidance for the protection and prevention of future crimes. It also presents case studies to highlight the FBI’s recent work to fight Internet crime.
A copy of the full report can be downloaded at https://tinyurl.com/yckwz488