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UK businesses suffering a cyber attack every minute


British businesses are being hit by more cyber-attacks than ever before, according to new research.

Findings from business ISP Beaming claims that on average, UK firms faced 119,659 internet-borne cyber attacks each in the first quarter of 2019 – equivalent to one per minute.

Remotely controlled IoT applications and file sharing services were the most likely targets for online cyber criminals, attracting 201 and 114 attacks per day respectively between January and March.

China was the top source for attacks, with 51,004 incidents traced to IP addresses there, followed by Brazil (32,386) and Russia (31,131). The US came next, with the company also reporting a threefold rise in attacks originating from Egypt.

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