UK tackles record cyber incidents as Russian ransomware attacks increase

National Cyber Security Centre says cyberattacks at record high and urges businesses not to pay up

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) said it tackled a record number of cyber incidents in the UK over the last year, with ransomware attacks originating from Russia dominating its activities.

The cybersecurity agency said it had helped deal with a 7.5% increase in cases in the year to August, fuelled by the surge of criminal hackers seizing control of corporate data and demanding payment in cryptocurrency for its return.

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from Data and computer security | The Guardian