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Hi-tech crime costs UK plc £2.4bn

PUBLISHED April 6, 2005

Big UK businesses lost more than £2.4bn to hi-tech crime in 2004, the UK's top technology police force says.

According to a survey for the National Hi-Tech Crime Unit (NHTCU), almost nine out of 10 firms suffered some kind of IT-based crime last year.
Many were attacks by viruses or worms, but other problems included fraud and information theft.