Last month the National Crime Agency (‘NCA’) published its annual strategic assessment of Serious and Organised Crime (‘SOC’) in the UK. The data has come from a variety of law enforcement agencies and other sources including the National Cyber Security Centre (‘NCSC’).
The Charity Commission for England and Wales has published a report outlining its findings into how insider fraud, namely fraud committed by a trustee, staff member or volunteer, is affecting charities.
The Public Accounts Committee published its report on the growing threat of online fraud, after considering evidence from organisations such as Age UK, Lloyds Banking Group, and the British Retail Consortium. It made for depressing reading with the cost of the crime for individuals estimated at £10 billion, and around 2 million cyber-related fraud incidents last year alone. That number is thought to be growing rapidly.