91% increase in ransomeware attempts

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Surveys are showing that more and more Criminals are launching even more online attacks on businesses than ever before!

Among the surveys cited was one by Corero Network Security, which recorded a 91% increase in ransom attempts between the first and third quarters of last year.

The NCSC has issued a warning over cloud security: “As more organisations decide to move data to the cloud (including confidential or sensitive information), it will become a tempting target for a range of cyber criminals”
“They will take advantage of the fact that many businesses put too much faith in the cloud providers and don’t stipulate how and where their data is stored. This could lead to high profile breaches involving UK citizen information.”

Donald Toon, director of economic and cybercrime at the NCA, has said: “UK business faces a cyber threat which is growing in scale and complexity. Organisations which don’t take cybersecurity extremely seriously in the next year are risking serious financial and reputational consequences.”

It seems that these kinds of cyber-attacks show no signs of slowing and it’s even more important now more than ever to protect your business from such threats, if you would like to know more do get in touch. Also make sure to have a look at some of the fully funded courses we are currently running on cyber security.

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