Examples of e-Crimes
No fewer than 83% of small businesses were victims of a security incident in 2010 and the average cost of a company's worst incident was £27,000 - £55,000. (PriceWaterHouseCoopers Information Security Breaches Survey 2010).
In Wales alone it is estimated that attacks from e-criminals cost the economy more than £974m a year. This includes financial loss, interruption of business, theft of valuable data, identity theft other deception caused by unauthorized and unwelcome access to computer systems. Add to that the potential cost to companies and other organizations of dama or ged reputations and you begin to understand the scale of the problem.
The first step towards protection is a better understanding of the types and variety of threats currently being faced by businesses like yours. By continuing through this section, we will guide you through the most common e-Crimes out there and make sure you have all the knowledge required to make key decisions in electronic security.