Is Cybercrime Only Going to Get Worse?


At the turn of the millennium, few people were worried about cybercrime. The Good Friday Agreement had just come into effect, the US expelled a Russian diplomat for spying, and the threat of the Y2K bug loomed. ILOVEYOU , the computer worm that catapulted cybercrime into the public consciousness, was still five months away. Today, things couldn’t be more different. In 2001, six people fell victim to cybercrime an hour. By 2022, that number had risen to 97, an increase of 1517% . At that time, the SolarWinds, Colonial Pipeline, and WannaCry attacks established cybercrime as a potentially…

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