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Frequency of cyber security breaches experience by businesses in the UK 2020

This statistic displays the frequency of cyber security breaches experienced by businesses in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2019. Among all respondents, 23 percent experienced breaches only once in the last 12 months, whereas 22 percent experienced them less than once a month.
The proportion of businesses that experienced breaches in the past 12 months had various costs of cyber security breaches depending on the size of these businesses. In addition, these breaches were of many types such as viruses, ransomware or denial-of-service attacks.

Approximately how often in the last 12 months did you experience cyber security breaches or attacks?

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Release date

March 2020


United Kingdom

Survey time period

October 9, 2019 to December 23, 2019

Number of respondents

748 respondents

Special properties

Respondents are UK businesses that identified a breach or attack in the last 12 months

Method of interview

Telephone interview

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