Almost Half of UK firms hit by Cyber Breach or Attacks in the Past Year

Attacks Hit Many UK Firms

  • Government report says seven in ten large companies identified a breach or attack with firms holding personal data more likely to be attacked primarily by fraudulent emails, followed by viruses and
  • Businesses large and small are being urged to protect themselves against cyber-crime after new government statistics found more than half of all UK businesses suffered a cyber-breach or attack in the past 12
  • The Cyber-Security Breaches Survey 2017 reveals nearly seven in ten large businesses identified a breach or attack, with the average cost to large businesses of all breaches over the period being £20,000 and in some cases reaching
  • 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 Cyber-Breaches Survey is part of the UK government’s five-year national cyber-security strategy to transform this country’s cyber-security and to protect the UK online. As part of the strategy, the government recently opened the new National Cyber-Security Centre (NCSC), a part of

March 2017 – List of data breaches and cyber attacks

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Data Breach Record – 29th March 2017

There have been a lot of data breaches this month, and that’s just considering the ones that I’ve been making a note of throughout the month.

I calculate the number of compromised records this month as 74,643,434. This number should be taken as an estimate and not the definitive number. The real number of compromised records is likely to be much higher.

Remember, this is the list of breaches and attacks that were discovered/announced this month, but did not necessarily take place this month.

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List of data breaches and cyber attacks in February 2017

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It’s the shortest month of the year, but it has not been short of breaches or cyber attacks.

The list is the usual mix of ransomware attacks and careless employees causing data breaches.

Our US readers, however, will be well aware that tax day is fast approaching, so W-2 phishing is rife. Earlier this month, the IRS sent out an urgent alert warning employers that this W-2 phishing scam had spread beyond the corporate world to other sectors, including school districts, tribal organisations and non-profits.

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Almost 50% Of US Companies Lack CyberAttack Insurance

Are You Covered For CyberAttack ?

BLOOMFIELD, Conn.—A recent study from NTT Com Security, found that 49 percent of the U.S. companies surveyed currently do not have insurance specifically for cybersecurity attacks.

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NTT Com Security surveyed 1,000 “non-IT business decision makers in organizations in the U.K., U.S., Germany, France, Sweden, Norway and Switzerland,” for the report.

“Faced with risks every day, it’s easy for organizations to look for quick-fix solutions rather than focusing on building a solid security and risk management strategy,” Garry Sidaway, SVP security strategy and alliances for NTT Com Security, said in a prepared statement.

“Rather than relying solely on an insurance policy to cover losses, businesses need a different game plan. Buy insurance by all means, but ensure that you can demonstrate that you have put controls in place to reduce your risks, and, what these controls cover. This way you know what is being insured,” he said.

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While a majority of global organizations believe information security breach insurance is crucial, less than half—41 percent—are fully covered for both security breaches and data loss, and just over one-third have dedicated cybersecurity insurance, according to the company’s 2016 Risk:Value report.

U.S. businesses are the most likely to have this type of insurance, 51 percent, compared to 26 percent in the U.K.

“Security needs to be embedded into the culture of an organization, from top to bottom, championed by the CEO, designed and executed by the CISO and communicated effectively so that every employee takes responsibility for ensuring that good practices are followed,”

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