More than a quarter of charities faced cyber attacks last year, government figures show

Posted: 31st March 2021

Figures from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport indicate that 26 per cent of voluntary sector organisations had a cyber-breach or attack in 2020.

This sixth survey in the annual series continues to show that cyber security breaches are a serious threat to all types of businesses and charities. Among those identifying breaches or attacks, their frequency is undiminished, and phishing remains the most common threat vector.

Four in ten businesses (39%) and a quarter of charities (26%) report having cyber security breaches or attacks in the last 12 months. Like previous years, this is higher among medium businesses (65%), large businesses (64%) and high-income charities (51%)[footnote 1].


To read the survey, please click here.

Source: Third Sector

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