BBC News Reports Two-thirds of large UK businesses have been hit by a cyber attack in the past year, according to government research.
The Cyber Security Breaches Survey says Most of the UK Business Cyber Attacks involved viruses, spyware or malware. A quarter of large firms experiencing a cyber breach did so at least once a month.
Digital Economy Minister Ed Vaizey said it was "absolutely crucial businesses are secure and can protect data".
In some cases the internet-linked attacks cost millions of pounds.
The survey's results have been released alongside the government's Cyber Governance Health Check, launched following the TalkTalk cyber attack in October last year.
In light of these surveys, businesses are now being urged to protect themselves better.
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