- Reported cyber security incidents in the UK rose more than 50 per cent in early 2020
- Historic documents show trading platforms are among those reporting personal data breaches in recent years
- While introducing new risks for many businesses, remote working has been a boon for listed cyber security firms
Personal data breaches caused by cyber attacks on financial companies have surged during the Covid-19 crisis, new figures reveal, potentially exposing investors’ sensitive information to criminals.
Between January and June, the finance, insurance and credit sector reported at least 122 cyber security incidents to the UK regulator under the General Data Protection Regulations, an increase of more than 54 per cent on the same period last year.