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The most shocking online scams and hacks of 2019

Lovemoney Logo By Amy Palmer of Lovemoney | Slide 1 of 30: As we continue to become increasingly reliant on the internet, opportunities for those with sinister intentions are on the rise. A study by online security firm RiskIQ revealed that cybercrime cost the global economy $1.5 trillion (£1.2tn) in 2018 alone, which is double the 2017 figure. Click or scroll through to take a look at the worst online scams and hacks of 2019. 

The year's biggest cybercrimes and data breaches

As we continue to become increasingly reliant on the internet, opportunities for those with sinister intentions are on the rise. A study by online security firm RiskIQ revealed that cybercrime cost the global economy $1.5 trillion in 2018 alone, which is double the 2017 figure.

Click or scroll through to take a look at the worst online scams and hacks of 2019. 

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