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Internet crimes: Nigeria is 16th worst country – FBI

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has ranked Nigeria as one of many nations worst affected by web crimes in 2020.

The 2020 Web Crime Report of the FBI Grievance Centre (IC3) listed Africa’s most populous nation because the sixteenth.

In a press release, Paul Abbate, FBI Deputy Director, mentioned IC3 acquired a document variety of complaints from People in 2020: 791,790, with reported losses
exceeding $4.1 billion. The determine represents a 69% enhance in complete complaints from 2019.

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The FBI famous that Enterprise E-mail Compromise (BEC) schemes continued to be the most costly. There have been 19,369 complaints with an adjusted lack of roughly $1.8 billion.

Phishing scams had 241,342 complaints, with adjusted losses of over $54 million, whereas the variety of ransomware incidents additionally continues to rise, with 2,474 incidents reported in 2020.

By means of the Restoration Asset Group, IC3 labored with its companions to efficiently freeze roughly $380 million of the $462 million in reported losses in 2020, almost 82%. As well as.

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The highest 20 nations: 1. United Kingdom; 2. Canada; 3. India; 4. Greece; 5. Australia; 6. South Africa; 7. France; 8. Germany; 9. Mexico; 10. Belgium.

The remainder: 11. Brazil; Philippines; 13. Italy; 14. Spain; 15. Netherlands; 16. Nigeria; 17. Pakistan; 18. China; 19. Colombia; 20. Hong Kong .

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