UK businesses are attacked every 47 seconds
UK businesses faced a new cyberattack every 47 seconds over the summer as the number of attempted breaches of their online systems increased after an earlier downturn.
Business Internet Traffic Analysis ISP shows that the attack rate increased by four percent between July and September, after declining in the second quarter.
UK businesses each suffered 168,975 cyberattacks on average in the third quarter of 2021, the equivalent of 1,837 per day. Remotely controlled IoT applications and systems are the most popular targets for cybercriminals, attracting 162 attacks per day. Web application breach attempts also increased by 21% to an average of 48 per day.
Beaming’s research identified 264,366 unique IP addresses used to launch cyber attacks against UK businesses during the period and traced 41,175 of those to locations in China. Additionally, 22,894 unique attacking IP addresses were located in the United States and 16,020 at locations in Brazil.
Sonia Blizzard, CEO of Beaming, says:
The rate of cyberattacks on businesses has been rising for years, and it looks like this spring’s decline has been a blow. Every UK business with an internet connection has encountered a new cyberattack every 47 seconds this summer. We must all remain vigilant.
Home and hybrid work has created new vulnerabilities. More people are accessing corporate data and computer systems through personal devices and unmanaged home internet connections, and more data is flowing beyond traditional business boundaries that could be protected by a simple windshield. fire.
Specialized ISPs like Beaming can do a lot to reduce risk, but companies also need to take cybersecurity seriously and build resilience through a combination of training, technology, and documented policies.
You can read more about Beaming’s ongoing research on the cybersecurity landscape in the Five years in the cybersecurity guide on the company website.