LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — The FBI says there were nearly 1,900 instances of internet crime in Arkansas for 2016, from nonpayment scams to cyberattacks on state agencies.

The FBI says Arkansas’ attacks are a small percentage of the nearly 300,000 cyberattacks tracked nationwide in 2016. But the FBI warns that the state is seeing more complex attacks, including cyberattacks from overseas.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (http://bit.ly/2u9ZyXD ) reports that those complex attacks show a global trend in evolving techniques of infiltrating government, business and personal computer systems.

The most common internet crimes reported in 2016 were nonpayment or non-delivery scams, when a product or service isn’t compensated or never received.

According to the FBI, more than $1.3 billion was lost in 2016 through cyberattacks in the U.S., which is the highest total since 2000.


Information from: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, http://www.arkansasonline.com

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