Cybercrime seems to be on the rise in Greece according to data from the Cybercrime Prosecution Directorate of the Police.

Within the first four months of 2022, 3,000 complaints have already been submitted, while last year the figure reached 7,500 over the 12-month period.

A recent case on May 9 concerned a resident of Drama in northern Greece who tried to connect to an electronic bank application using his mobile phone and was transferred to a fake website. He had tried to find the bank’s email address in a search engine. He entered his personal passwords and in no time 14,376 euros had been removed from his account.

According to data collected by the Bank of Greece, in the first nine months of 2021, electronic fraud had increased by 200% and the amount of money embezzled reached 40 million euros. In the corresponding period of 2020, 6.4 million euros had been embezzled through electronic fraud. Of the cases on record, 55% were phishing incidents.

Indicatively, last February, a…

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