Hacking attacks rise dramatically over past year

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Outsider attacks also increased substantially over the past year, UK government's annual cyber security survey reveals. Small businesses have been particularly badly impacted; 63% report being attacked, up from 41% a year ago. Large organisations still bear the brunt of attacks, with the average company having a serious attack every few days. But, small businesses are rapidly becoming a target too, on average suffering a serious attack once every six weeks.

Case study

The public website of a financial services provider was attacked using SQL injection. Poor design of the site's technical configuration made it vulnerable to the attack. This resulted in the attackers  sending a large number of "phishing" emails to staff. This caused a lot of disruption for about a day. After the attack, the company changed its website configuration and also trained staff on security risks.


You can download the full results of the 2013 Information Security Breaches Survey here.

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