645 cyber crimes since COVID-19

The Charity Commission has reported that since the start of March, charities have been victims of cybercrime 645 times, amounting to £3.6 million of total losses. And of course, these are just the ones that were reported.

The Commission believes that the increase in remote working, and the tendency of charities to place goodwill and trust in individuals, makes them particularly vulnerable. It also says that many cybercrimes can be detected using simple controls.

Please check out the Charity Fraud Awareness Hub for free help sheets, case studies, webinars and other resources.