REVEALED: The UK’s data breach capital

REVEALED: The UK’s data breach capital
16.07.2020 06:59 pm

REVEALED: The UK’s data breach capital

Cybersecurity

The cybercrime industry is worth over $1.5 trillion[1] with a scary 85% of organisations reporting phishing and social engineering attacks[1] every year.

From fake emails to bank fraud, cybercrime is growing both in intelligence and quantity of crimes. 

With cybercrime increasing, a new interactive map by Fasthosts.co.uk has revealed the areas of the UK which fall victim to cybercrime the most often, along with the percentage increase over the last three years. 

Whether it’s the businesses operating in that area, or the case that’s it’s just a hotbed of criminal activity, see where your region ranks in the table below. 

Cambridgeshire revealed as the data breach capital of England 

Located to the East of England, Cambridgeshire proudly boasts a wealth of history and iconic countryside views. What it may be less proud of however, is that fact that it gained top spot as the cybercrime capital of England, with cybercrime increasing by 49% over the last three years. 

Coming second in the unfortunate rankings is North Wales, seeing a 47% increase over the last three years. 

The top 20 areas for cybercrime can be seen below:

 

The full report can be seen at: https://www.fasthosts.co.uk/data-breach-capital

 

Michelle Stark, Sales and Marketing Director at fasthosts.co.uk comments: “It’s sad to see cybercrime increasing so rapidly across the UK. With consumers digitally connected with many local and national businesses, staying safe online is critical to protect your bank balance and keep your data secure. We urge all consumers to check the site is secure before they enter any data, and if uncertain, never proceed with inputting details”

 

Sources:

1.     https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/crimeandjustice/datasets/crimeinenglandandwalesexperimentaltables


Methodology:

To calculate the index, we analysed cybercrime data from ONS government database (full data at https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/crimeandjustice/datasets/crimeinenglandandwalesexperimentaltables)

The data is taken by analysing the number of cybercrimes per region in 2016, 2017 and 2018. We then calculated the increase/decrease in total reported cases over the selected time period.

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