FBI: Cybercrime reports saw 'unprecedented' rise last year, costing nearly $7B
Business email compromise again proved costliest, at $2.4 billion, according to the bureau's Internet Crime Complaint Center.
QR codes can eat your lunch, FBI warns
The bureau's Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3), issued a general alert Tuesday about "malicious" QR codes that reroute unsuspecting consumers.
FBI warns of 'large increase' in sextortion attacks, with $8 million in reported losses in 2021
The FBI bulletin confirms what many cybercrime researchers may have already feared: Sextortion scams are prevalent, and profitable.
An FBI unit recovered $300 million of $3.5 billion in reported cybercrime losses last year
The number "may seem like a drop in the bucket," one bureau official said, but represents some Americans' life savings, and cash stolen in email scams.
Ransomware attacks are rarely being reported to the FBI, new data shows
An absurdly small number of companies affected by ransomware reported the incidents to the feds last year, newly released FBI data shows.