19 Apr '17, 11am

70% of large UK firms have suffered cyber attack, says DCMS

70% of large UK firms have suffered cyber attack, says DCMS

The survey also shows businesses holding electronic personal data on customers were much more likely to suffer cyber breaches than those that do not (51% compared to 37%). The most common breaches or attacks were via fraudulent emails – for example coaxing staff into revealing passwords or financial information, or opening dangerous attachments – followed by viruses and malware, such as people impersonating the organisation online and ransomware. Businesses also identified these common breaches as their single most disruptive breach, and the vast majority of them could have been prevented using the Government-backed, industry supported Cyber Essentials scheme, a source of expert guidance showing how to protect against these threats. These new statistics show businesses across the UK are being targeted by cyber criminals every day and the scale and size of the threat is gro...

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