deputy assistant director of the FBI

As cybercriminals grow in sophistication and organized crime becomes increasingly involved in the mix, the cost of cybercrime to U.K. business continues to grow, resulting in billions lost in down time, systems damage and client loss, according to a report released Tuesday by the National Hi-Tech Crime Unit (NHTCU). Criminals are attracted to the Internet by the sheer level of opportunity.lan Jebson>Text

As of last year, the estimated minimum cost of the impact of high-tech crime on companies based in the U.K. with more than 1,000 employees was