Nearly 250 cases of email and social media hacking reported to South Yorkshire Police

Nearly 250 cases of social media and email hacking have been reported to South Yorkshire Police, new figures have revealed.

Thursday, 18th March 2021, 10:34 am

AddictiveTips.com analysed data from the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau on 43 police forces to establish which areas of England and Wales experienced the most social media and email hacking cases between January to December 2020.

It found that South Yorkshire Police reported 240 cases of social media and email hacking in the period - and those who fell prey to the crime incurred a collective financial loss of £50,600

Metropolitan Police had the highest amount of social media and email hacking cases at 2,357.

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Hackers targeted nearly 250 people in South Yorkshire.

Overall, from 43 police forces across England and Wales, there were 13,343 cases of social media and email hacking from January to December 2020

From the 13,343 cases, the accumulative financial loss victims suffered was £3,573,079.

South Yorkshire Police was ranked 21st of the 43 forces surveyed.