The state of cybercrime in 2022 in the UK
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Despite its contemporary association with hackers in hoodies causing widespread chaos, cybercrime is nothing new. In 1834, two brothers carried out what was arguably the world’s first cyberattack when they managed to steal financial markets data from the French telegraph network using insider contacts.
What is different now is the scale and speed at which cybercrime can be committed. To provide an overview of the state of cybercrime in 2022, Tech Monitor has rounded up the last research on which forms are most prevalent, what it costs the UK economy, and where cybercrime originates from.