The regions in the UK most and least vulnerable to attacks from hackers

People are spending more and more time online, but this doesn’t come without its risks. New research has found that the UK public are losing £8 million a year to hackers.

New research has found that the UK public are losing £8 million a year to hackers

A study conducted by retailer GAME has determined the UK's hacking hotspots, highlighting the regions that are losing the most money to hackers. These are the areas that are the most and least vulnerable to attacks from hackers, ranked in order.

4,348 cases of hacking in the last year. Money lost: £4,031,900 (Photo: Shutterstock)
1,993 cases of hacking in the last year. Money lost: £727,100 (Photo: Shutterstock)
2,819 cases of hacking in the last year. Money lost: £534,900 (Photo: Shutterstock)
2,018 cases of hacking in the last year. Money lost: £576,500 (Photo: Shutterstock)
2,617 cases of hacking in the last year. Money lost: £307,208 (Photo: Shutterstock)
3,146 cases of hacking in the last year. Money lost: £164,700 (Photo: Shutterstock)
1,831 cases of hacking in the last year. Money lost: £157,300 (Photo: Shutterstock)
870 cases of hacking in the last year. Money lost: £250,000 (Photo: Shutterstock)
1662 cases of hacking in the last year. Money lost: £85,400 (Photo: Shutterstock)
893 cases of hacking in the last year. Money lost: £29,230 (Photo: Shutterstock)
303 cases of hacking in the last year. Money lost: £14,133 (Photo: Shutterstock)
355 cases of hacking in the last year. Money lost: £606 (Photo: Shutterstock)
3 cases of hacking in the last year. Money lost: £25,000 (Photo: Shutterstock)
10 cases of hacking in the last year. Money lost: £0 (Photo: Shutterstock)
4 cases of hacking in the last year. Money lost: £0 (Photo: Shutterstock)