Cyber crime is on the rise. With the Queen recently opening a National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) intended to keep the UK safe from hackers, there’s no doubt the issue is being taken seriously. This move comes after reports that over the 12 months up to June 2016, the UK was hit by more than five million fraudulent and computer misuse incidents — making online fraud the most common crime in the country.
No one could say that the world’s attention isn’t genuinely hooked by the US election, but even this hot topic isn’t safe from fraud. Recent analysis shows over a third of Twitter accounts following the elections are fake, which means marketers banking on the social media platform to engage an estimated 7.4 million voters could be throwing away their precious budgets on bots.