According to the latest data from international law firm RPC, ransomware attacks have more than doubled in the past year, driven by their increasing profitability for scammers. The number of attacks reported to the Information Commissioner’s Office has increased 100 per cent from 326 in 2020 to 654 in 2021.
The findings revealed that the finance, insurance, credit and Education and Childcare were the hardest hit sectors. The sectors that are privy to sensitive financial data are often at the highest risk of being targeted by gangs. https://www.cityam.com/uk-ransomware-attacks-double-in-past-year/