The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has virulent Nigeria as one of the worst countries touched by internet crimes in 2020.

The 2020 Report listed Africa’s 16th most populous nation.

 FBI Deputy Director, Paul Abbate, in a statement, said IC3 received a record number of complaints from Americans in 2020: 791,790, with reported losses exceeding $4.1 billion. The percentage represents a 69% higher in total complaints from 2019.

Paul Abbate, stated that Business E-mail Compromise (BEC) schemes continued to be the expensive. There were 19,369 complaints with an modified loss of around $1.8 billion.

Phishing fraudulent had 241,342 complaints, with modified losses of about $54 million, while the number of ransomware happens also continues to increase, with 2,474 incidents reported in 2020.

Through the Recovery Asset Team, IC3 worked with its partners to successfully freeze approximately $380 million of the $462 million in reported losses in 2020, nearly 82%. In addition.

The top 20 countries: 1. United Kingdom; 2. Canada; 3. India; 4. Greece; 5. Australia; 6. South Africa; 7. France; 8. Germany; 9. Mexico; 10. Belgium.

The rest: 11. Brazil; Philippines; 13. Italy; 14. Spain; 15. Netherlands; 16. Nigeria; 17. Pakistan; 18. China; 19. Colombia; 20. Hong Kong.

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