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Cybercrime Factsheet

Published: 12/11/2020
Updated: 12/11/2020

Fraud comes in many forms and anyone can be a target. Cybercrime is any criminal act committed by digital means.

With more organisations using digital methods of operating it is essential that charities protect themselves against any potential attacks. It is important charities report incidents of cybercrime and fraud both to the appropriate authorities, and to OSCR. We need to understand the scale of what we understand to be a growing problem, and potentially one of the biggest threats that charities face in a modern world.

This factsheet is split into sections that explain steps that charities can take to protect themselves and what to do if your charity has been the victim of cybercrime. It has been produced in conjunction with Alison Stone, Cyber Resilience Co-ordinator for the third sector, who is based at SCVO. 

 

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