Posted By: ITWiser Webmaster - Yorkshire's IT Specialists
Posted By: ITWiser Webmaster
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It has been reported that Britain’s local governments over the last 5 years have been hit by nearly 100 million cyber attacks. Further research indicates that 1 in 4 councils were successfully breached by the hackers. A privacy campaign group called Big Brother Watch sent Freedom of Information to all the local authorities in the UK. The group were after details of any cyber attacks and data breaches in-between 2013 and 2017.
They had a good response with 395 councils (94.5 percent) replying and providing them with details and information, 29 percent of the councils reported at least 1 cyber security incident. Tonbridge and Malling council reported the highest number with a total of 62 incidents over the last 5 years.
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