One in 10 Australian organisations have lost more than $1 million after falling victim to cyber crime in the past two years.\nThis was a key finding of PwC\u2019s Global Economic Crime Survey released today on economic crime in Australia. It found that cyber crime was the second most frequent economic crime experienced by organisations in Australia and abroad.\nAsset misappropriation was the most frequent with procurement fraud ranking third. One third (33 per cent) of all economic crimes in 2014 were cyber attacks, up from 30 per cent in 2012.\nAlmost half (43 per cent) of the organisations surveyed ranked the theft or loss or personal identifiable information as the number one concern should a cyber crime attack occur. A further 33 per cent were most concerned about the theft of intellectual property or data in general.\nPwC partner Richard Bergman said cyber crime is not just an IT issue.\n\u201cRecent high profile data breaches such as the US Target breach have increased the level of awareness and concern among senior management and the board. But the majority of cyber crime incidents still don\u2019t make the headlines.\n\u201cInformation is valuable and attackers are determined to get it. Many of the attacks we\u2019ve recently investigated have targeted merger acquisition information, and what surprises many organisations is how long attackers are inside their networks before the attack occurs,\u201d Bergman said.\nThe report also said determining who is accountable for cyber across organisations needs to be addressed. Recent cyber breaches have seen senior executives standing down as well as CIOs, the report said.\nThe report found all forms of economic crime are up, with 57 per cent of Australian companies reporting an incident in the past two years. Globally, the number of incidents reported was lower at 32 per cent and in the Asia-Pacific region only 37 per cent.