European businesses are facing more cyberattacks than ever before as criminals widen the reach of their assaults, new research has found.
A wide-ranging report by NTT Security discovered that financial firms are seeing a particular rise in the threats they face, accounting for 30 percent of all attacks recorded on the continent last year.
This was followed by the business and professional services sector (24 percent), technology (17 percent) and manufacturing (nine percent), with the finance industry also seeing a major increase in web atatcks, which grew from 22 percent to 43 percent.
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TechRadar Prowas invited to NTT Security’s Security Operations Centre (SOC) in Gothenburg to get a first look at the company’s 2019 Global Threat Intelligence Report (GTIR).
The 120-year-old company, which gets visibility over 40 percent of the world’s entire internet traffic to examine trillions of data logs worldwide ever year, sifting through billions of attacks, comprised its report to see which sectors are most at risk of attack.
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