Cybercrime Report

A Heightened State of Alert

The LexisNexis® Risk Solutions Cybercrime Report 2022 found that fraud rose significantly in 2022 compared to 2021, with the global attack rate up 20% year-over-year (YOY). Scams of all kinds—both traditional account takeover through phishing attacks as well as sophisticated authorized push payment fraud—were frequently in the news.

The report, covering 2022, details industry trends and regional statistics to highlight:

  • Where attack rates are increasing and digital channel impacts
  • Universal cybercrime challenges and unique regional differences
  • Targeted risks across key customer journey touchpoints
  • Industry vulnerabilities and opportunities

The report also provides statistics and details for North America specifically (U.S. and Canada), including:

  • Attack rates are increasing with human-initiated attacks showing 57% year-over-year (YOY) growth and automated bot attacks going up 32% YOY.
  • The region saw 1.7 billion bot attacks in 2022, underscoring North America’s ongoing challenges with bots.
  • The attack rate in the mobile app channel has grown 69% YOY, the highest in any channel.
  • North America continues its relentless embrace of digital commerce and posts 14% YOY growth in transactions.

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