FBI received 2.6k ransomware complaints in 2016

The FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center received 2,673 ransomware complaints in 2016, totaling more than $2.4 million in reported losses, according to an IC3 report.

IC3 offers a public reporting mechanism for individuals to submit information regarding cybercrime to the FBI. Each year, IC3 analyzes this data and produces a report to identify trends on internet-facilitated crimes. IC3 received 298,728 cybercrime complaints last year, comprising more than $1.3 billion in reported losses, according to the "2016 Internet Crime Report."

When ranking cybercrimes by victim count, ransomware took the No. 22 spot. By comparison, the No. 1 cybercrime by victim count — non-payment/non-delivery — encompassed 81,029 victims in 2016.

Ransomware ranked the No. 25 cybercrime by victim loss, compared to the No. 1 cybercrime — business email compromise and email account compromise — which comprised roughly $360.51 million in losses.

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