Rise in UK Cyber attacks reported in first quarter of year


UK organisations were subjected to almost 2,000 cyber attacks a day in the first quarter of 2021, according to a Beaming study.


In a study of commercial Internet traffic, it discovered 172,079 cyber attacks against businesses in the first three months of the year, with attacks being registered every 45 seconds on average.


This is the highest level of malicious activity seen in the first quarter of a year since Beaming began recording data.


Attackers were most likely to target Internet of Things devices, including networked CCTV cameras, building control systems and smart systems.


File-sharing applications such as Dropbox and Google Cloud were also frequently targeted.


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