Less than 5 per cent of of cyber crime is reported to gardaí, a conference has heard.
Speaking at the conference Cyber Fraud in a Digital Age at University College Cork on Friday, Det Supt Mick Gubbins of the Garda Cyber Crime Bureau appealed to company owners and individuals to contact them when they find themselves under attack by criminals.
He said support services are ready and in place for persons impacted by cyber crime.
“Of the cyber-dependent crime, very little of that is reported. I would say it is less than 5 per cent. It is not just an Irish phenomenon. It is a European and global phenomenon. We would like to let them know that the guards have the ability to investigate cyber-dependent incidents.”
Det Supt Gubbins said one third of Irish and Northern Irish businesses have suffered a data security breach in the past year.