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A recent survey by Tripwire  reveals that 53% of the British public is “worried” about foreign countries launching damaging cyber attacks against the U.K.

The survey, which looked at the attitudes of over 1,000 U.K. consumers toward cybercrime, also revealed that 40% of respondents feel more vulnerable to cyber attacks now than they did a year ago, saying they have either already suffered a security breach or they are aware that it is only a matter of time before they’re data is hacked.

Other findings revealed include that 38% believed their personal data may have been compromised as a result of a cyber attack on an organization they do business with.

Commenting on the research, Dwayne Melancon, chief technology officer at Tripwire said:

“While those of us in the information security space have long known the dangers nation-state cyber attacks present, the extent to which the general public in the U.K. is aware of these threats – and concerned about them – underscores the increasing frequency and intensity of cyber attacks both in the U.K. and around the world.”

The survey was conducted by One Poll in April 2013.

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