From The Register
Reports of fraud have doubled, according to official statistics – because the Office for National Statistics (ONS) is now including cyber crimes in its figures.
The UK's ONS reckons, in crime statistics released last week, that more than two million computer misuse offences and 3.8 million online fraud offenses took place in the 12 months to the end of March.
Of the computer misuse offences, 68 per cent involved malware, while 32 per cent consisted of hacking or unauthorized access. The figures are much higher than an initial ONS estimate in October last year.