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According to business insurance company Embroker, “Cybercrime, which includes everything from theft or embezzlement to data hacking and destruction, is up 600% as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.” Accenture’s Cost of Cybercrime Study has found that 43% of these attacks target small businesses, only 14% of which have the tools to defend themselves.