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FBI releases 2009 Annual report on Cybercrime

2009 Internet Crime Statistics released.
Written by Doug Hanchard, Contributor on

The FBI has 30,000 agents working on active investigations. It's a busy place. Internet initiated crime has only added to the workload. Here's some quick stats from a press release issued today.

YEAR COMPLAINTS RECEIVED DOLLAR LOSS
2009 336,655 $559.7 million
2008 275,284 $265 million
2007 206,884 $239.09 million
2006 207,492 $198.44 million
2005 231,493 $183.12 million
NW3C Director Donald Brackman said the report's findings underscore the threat posed by cyber criminals. "The figures contained in this report indicate that criminals are continuing to take full advantage of the anonymity afforded them by the Internet. They are also developing increasingly sophisticated means of defrauding unsuspecting consumers. Internet crime is evolving in ways we couldn't have imagined just five years ago." But Brackman sounded an optimistic tone about the future. "With the public's continued support, law enforcement will be better able to track down these perpetrators and bring them to justice."

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