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Share of entities cyber security attacks are reported to by businesses in the UK 2020

This statistic displays the share of entities that businesses report the most disruptive cyber security breaches or attacks to in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2020. Among all respondents, 22 percent reported the most disruptive breach to bank, building society or credit card company and police, whereas 17 percent reported it to the internet service provider. On the other hand, seven percent of respondents reported to website administrators.
Cyber security is designed to protect networks, computers, programs and data from an attack or an unauthorized access. Excluding the police, there is very little reporting of cyber security breaches to public sector agencies such as Action Fraud.

Who was this (most disruptive) breach or attack reported to?

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Release date

March 2020


United Kingdom

Survey time period

October 9, 2019 to December 23, 2019

Number of respondents

721 respondents

Special properties

Respondents are UK businesses that reported the breach, excluding those who reported only to their outsourced cyber service provider

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

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

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