back to article Reports of cyber attacks fall, says survey: GDPR? Fewer nasties? More targeted attacks? We just don't know

UK businesses have reported a significant fall in cyber attacks over the last 12 months. The proportion identifying breaches or attacks in the least year was 32 per cent, compared with 43 per cent in 2018 and 46 per cent in 2017, according to a survey of 1,566 businesses by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport …

  1. Ken Moorhouse Silver badge


    I suspect if they had a Report One Get One Free amnesty period, the number of reports would nearly double.

    1. Intractable Potsherd

      Re: ROGOF

      Yes, that's my thought as well - because of the increased fines, companies are not reporting things they were before and hoping that problems will go away. I can't wait for the first two or three cases to show them how wrong that strategy is!!

  2. Glen 1

    Other than a compliance issue, what's the point of reporting a 'cyber attack'? And who to?

    1. Claverhouse Silver badge

      Scotland Yard bunglers spring into action.

  3. Claptrap314 Silver badge

    <sniff> Is that the smell? <sniff>

    Of the unintended consequences of GDPR?

    I expect we'll see in a couple more years.

  4. Stumpy

    The number of corporate attacks may have fallen, but that doesn't explain the sudden rise in the number of emails I'm getting (to multiple mail accounts) for 'Property Investment Opportunity in <insert Northern Powerhouse city of choice> City Centre' or 'I've recorded you watching Porn, you naughty boy. Send Bitcoin to ...'

  5. ratfox

    Probably related to Brexit

  6. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Business as usual then?

    Thing is they get it decrypted - how do they know the data has not been tampered with? These are for court cases, seems to be doubt could be thrown over any use of evidence from this lot where results etc were recorded and hit by malware later.

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