TalkTalk cyber attack: Cybercrime UK's single most common offence

Cyber security experts say it may just be the “tip of the iceberg”.
by Clara Guibourg
Last week’s cyber attack against telecoms firm TalkTalk has brought cybercrime back to headlines – and new figures show it is by far the largest single type of crime in the UK.
Last year, 2.5 million cyber crimes and over five million cases of online fraud were committed in England and Wales, a figure recently released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) as the statistics agency broke out cybercrime figures for the first time.
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