The lyrics for Inner Circle's "Bad Boys" comes to mind when regularly seeing bleak stats about cyber crime. As this article states, 52% of British Businesses fell victim to a cyber-attack in 2016.
I think one of the adverse effects of seeing reports like these are that small businesses, and typically your 'mom and pop' type stores, might feel helpless in the fight against cyber attacks. From what we see in our Forensics Lab - the vast majority of affected companies are SME's who are unable to provide the time and resources needed to protect themselves from hackers.
This shouldn't be the case.
These statistics are scary, and you're not alone if you feel overwhelmed and unsure what to do. If you are currently lying awake at night worrying about your eCommerce site's security, have a look at http://www.foregenix.com/fgxweb or http://webscan.foregenix.com and get back to a good night's rest!
52% of British businesses fell victim to a cyber-attack in 2016, amounting to 2.9 million; they also lost in the region of £29.1 billion in the process. The firm polled over 540 businesses around the country from a representative sample and extrapolated the findings with the help of government stats about the number of companies in the UK.