Cybercrime attacks on UK businesses have soared by 65% figures crime figures from the Office of National Statistics reveal.
There was a fall in fraud driven mainly by decreases in consumer and retail fraud, such as offences related to online shopping or fraudulent computer service calls, the ONS report said, while a drop in computer misuse was mainly due to a 26% fall in reported incidents of computer malware and distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks.
However, the report also reveals that 56% of fraud incidents were cyber related, 23% of computer misuse incidents (410,000) involved loss of money or goods relating to computer malware and DDoS attacks, and computer misuse crime referred to the NFIB by Action Fraud increased by 63%.
This rise in business-related computer misuse to 21,745 offences, the report said, is largely accounted for by a 145% rise in computer malware and DDoS attacks the past year to 8,292 offences.
The full ONS report can be read here.
Kaspersky Highlights Information Security In Loss Figures
To budget for information security, companies need to consider factors such as average potential losses, preferably by incident type, as well as other businesses’ average, outlays on security, Says the latest security report from Kaspersky.read more
Half Of Global Organisations Not Prepared For Cyberattacks
It is believed that more than 4,000 cyberattacks occur daily worldwide, but half of organisations across the globe admit they are not prepared for such events.read more
Secure Your Physical Business Against Data Theft
Data theft does not just happen in cyberspace, but in the physical business environment, too. Lax physical security can allow criminals to access your computers, filing cabinets, documents left on desktops, etc. Here are some tips for you to ensure your everyday working environment is safe and secure.read more
UK Launches Third NCSC Annual Review
Paymaster General and Minister for the Cabinet Office Oliver Dowden MP has launched the UK's National Cyber Security Centre's third Annual Review. In his presentation speech, he said: "Thank you, everyone, for joining us this morning. Cybersecurity is genuinely a massive priority for the government and it gives me great pleasure to launch the National Cyber Security Centre’s third Annual Review.read more