UK Councils Suffer 37 Cyber Attacks Every Minute


The latest Big Brother Watch report has found that more than 25% of UK councils have had their computer systems breached in the past five years. The report found 114 councils had experience at least one incident between 2013 and 2017 which was based on Freedom of Information requests. The data all reported that the number of cyber-attacks on local authorities, which hold the data of millions of residents, at 98 million between 2013 and 2017. This amounts to 37 attacks every minute. IT Security experts commented below.

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