The Charity Commission recently issued an alert to the charity sector about cyber crime and how to report it to them.
Cyber crime has a number of definitions but will usually involve attacks on, or through, computer systems and networks. It often includes theft of data or disruption of systems to enable further crime.
Dependant on the nature of these crimes, trustees, staff, volunteers and beneficiaries of charities may be adversely affected. Negative publicity could also impact on public trust and confidence in not only the charity affected, but the sector as a whole.
The alert explains more about this growing threat, and also includes links to useful guidance and tools to help you protect your charity.
Source: Charity Commission Newsletter issue 63