back to article UK courts experiencing surge in cyber-crime case load

The total cost of fraudulent activity in the UK surpassed a billion pounds for the first time in five years, reaching £1.137bn in 2016 compared to £732m the year before. Fraud against businesses was up sevenfold last year, with inside jobs committed by employees and management the most common method, as measured by alleged …

"committed by teenagers and people with almost no technical skills." - bet they still wear a hoodie whilst on their computers !!!!

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Joke

Yeah, and they're CSI-savvy as well: they remember to wear gloves when typing so as not to leave fingerprints.

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But are they clever enough to not fart on the chair leaving behind traces of fecal matter and thus their DNA?

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16078481

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This should act a a wakeup call to all businesses to either update their on-line security or actually get on-line security in the first place.

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Apart from the example given in the article

which was social engineering and a phone call. All the online security in the world isn't going to help if your CEO / CFO / Finance Director etc is an easily fooled buffoon

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Meh

Locking the wrong stable door

This should act a a wakeup call to all businesses to either update their on-line security or actually get on-line security in the first place.

"Fraud against businesses was up sevenfold last year, with inside jobs committed by employees and management the most common method". How does online security software help?

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True Story℠

Constable in a full tit helmet walk up to a desktop computer and shouts "WHAT'S ALL THIS THEN?!" at it for 20 minutes.

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Has anyone ...

... estimated return to the Treasury were cyber-criminals taxed tee-hee

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I bet...

.. that the "surge" is because police are now able to able to take your complaint, rather than sending you back to your bank, or the national crime unit or..."what's on the fobbing-off calender today sarge?"

Double or nothing the government will use the stats to claim govt-breakable encryption is necessary. Ignoring the fact that decent encryption and security might prevent the crimes from happening

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