One in three firms suffer hacking attempts

Tuesday, 23 March 2004, 3:21 PM EST

One in three of the UK's biggest companies has suffered hacking attempts on their websites in the last year, a government-sponsored survey has revealed.

According to the 2004 Department of Trade and Industry biennial Information Security Breaches Survey, conducted by a consortium led by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), four per cent of enterprises - four times as many as two years ago - said their systems were penetrated last year.

By Robert Jaques and Iain Thomson at vnunet.

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