The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau and website Get Safe Online have today revealed that the number of victims of phishing frauds rose 21% in just a year. In addition, phishing now accounts for a quarter of online crime with victims losing up to £38,000 each. You can find more on this news here. Raj Samani, CTO for Intel Security EMEA have the following comments on it.

[su_note note_color=”#ffffcc” text_color=”#00000″]Raj Samani, CTO for Intel Security EMEA:

“It’s extremely concerning to hear that the number of phishing victims has risen by 21%. Yet, sadly it isn’t all too surprising. In fact, recent research from Intel Security exposed price points for stolen data bought and sold in cybercriminal marketplaces, finding the average estimated price for stolen credit and debit cards is $20 to $35 in the UK alone – cyber criminals are becoming increasingly savvy and its important consumers understand this threat is very much a reality.

“Brits must to be wary of unexpected emails, even if they are cited as being from a brand they are familiar with. Think twice before acting, calling up your bank directly if you’re concerned about anything before taking action. We have to make sure we stay one step ahead of the cyber criminals and caution is the best way forward here.”[/su_note]

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