The 2019 Cyber Security Breaches Survey ranks phishing scams as the U.K.'s most common cyberattack among businesses and charities, ZDNet reports. The government survey, which polled 637 businesses and 192 charities that endured attacks, also showed 49% of businesses and 63% of charities considered phishing as the most disruptive attack on their group. No other cyberattack exceeded 15% for either businesses or charities in the disruption poll. "Protection against these kinds of breaches or attacks requires both technical controls and good staff awareness. This includes non-specialist staff, who are typically the ones directly targeted in phishing attacks," the report said.
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