Cybercrime Surges by 26% in Iowa in 2023, Says State Attorney General

(Des Moines, IA) — Cybercrime has increased by 26% in Iowa in 2023, and it continues to grow, according to the State’s Attorney General.

As of May 31st, there have been 50 reported data breaches in Iowa this year.

Late last month, a company that provides software services to car dealerships was hacked. This hack caused problems at 60 car dealerships in Iowa, making it hard for them to operate normally.

Doug Jacobson, who is the director of the Center for Cybersecurity Innovation and Outreach at Iowa State University, says that cyberattacks are becoming a common tool for organized crime.

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