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Frequency of cyber security breaches experience by large businesses in the UK 2017

This statistic displays the frequency of cyber security breaches experienced by large businesses in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2017. Among all respondents, 18 percent experienced breaches only once in the last 12 months, whereas 41 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

April 2017


United Kingdom

Survey time period

October 24, 2016 to January 11, 2017

Number of respondents

120 respondents

Special properties

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

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

The source does not provide any information regarding percentage points exceeding 100 percent.

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