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UK firms hit by attacks every 50 seconds

Cyber-attacks on UK businesses hit an all-time high in the second quarter of 2019, averaging one every 50 seconds, according to Beaming.

The business ISP analyzed traffic for its customers during the period and found them to be on the receiving end of 146,491 attempted attacks each, on average. That’s 179% higher than the same period in 2018, when firms faced down 52,596 attacks on average.

IoT devices and file sharing services were most frequently targeted, hit by 17,737 and 10,192 attacks respectively during the quarter.

https://resiliencepost.com/2019/07/09/one-in-10-it-pros-would-steal-data-if-leaving-a-job/

This chimes somewhat with a FireEye report from last month which revealed a dramatic increase in attacks exploiting file-sharing services to deliver malware via email. From hardly being used in any attacks in Q4 2018, OneDrive was seen in over 60% by Q1, it claimed.

Read entire post UK firms hit by attacks every 50 seconds | Phil Muncaster | InfoSecurity
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