Britons are now more likely to be the victim of hackers than muggers. Cara McGoogan visits the police units set up to protect us all online
Mum is panicking at the end of the line. “I’ve lost £1,000 to the TV licence people,” she says. “What should I do?”
She has never been tech savvy, but I didn’t think she would become one of the tens of thousands of Britons who fall victim to common cyber attacks every year, losing an average of £190,000 per day.
Cyber crime is now the most prolific offence and – with more than a million incidents per year – Britons are more likely to lose money to hackers than be mugged on the street. This week, the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) revealed they dealt…