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U.K. and Ireland: Cyber-attacks rise by 300% in 2013, says report

April 30, 2014 - 6:00am


A recent report by network security company FireEye Inc. shows that enterprises in the UK and Ireland were hit by an average of over 70 new infections per day in 2013, representing a 300% year-on-year rise in enterprise attacks, reports Computer Weekly.

The report also showed that during the fourth quarter of 2013, more than 130 unique infections were identified each day.

FireEye's vice-president for Europe, Paul Davis, said that with financial and telecoms operations being key drivers of U.K. and Ireland markets, "advanced threat actors have many high-value targets."

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