In 2021, the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3), IC3, continued to receive a record number of complaints from the American public: 847,376 reported complaints, which was a 7% increase from 2020, with potential losses exceeding $6.9 billion.

Some important points to take from this internet crime report are:

  • Ransomware, business e-mail compromise (BEC) schemes, and the criminal use of cryptocurrency are among the top incidents reported.
  • BEC schemes resulted in 19,954 complaints with an adjusted loss of nearly $2.4 billion.
  • The State of Michigan is 3rd in the nation in victim loss dollars.

i3 Business Solutions is the trusted advisor for our clients. We are the specialists. This short document contains readily available facts and mandates to improve our clients’ cybersecurity posture. You can find the full report here.

i3 doesn’t apologize for recommending cybersecurity hardening and risk mitigation to our clients. It is our responsibility.

Mike Ritsema

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