January 2024 had a whopping 4,645 cyber incidents, accounting for more than 29 billion records. This compares to 277.6 million records breached in January 2023.

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Ransomware threat for financial services

Ransomware trends signal further woes for UK financial services as there has been an increase in ransomware incidents in the first half of 2023.

  • The FCA received 51 cyber incident reports in 2023 (classified as material incidents), up 10% compared to 2022.
  • Twice as many ransomware incidents were reported in 2023 compared to the same period in 2022.
  • Nearly a third of all cyber incidents reported were categorised as ransomware.

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Reducing the risk of online cloud services

The burden of cyber legislation

Manufacturers of ‘smart’ products sold in the UK face an administrative burden and technical challenges to comply with new cybersecurity requirements due to take effect in less than three months.