NCSC stopping persistent cyber-attacks on UK

16 October 2018

More than 1,000 attacks prevented in just two years


The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has said it’s currently defeating around 10 cyber-attacks every week.  

Its annual review reveals that it has stopped Britain falling victim to almost 1,200 attacks in the last two years, while most attacks were carried out by state-sponsored hackers employed by hostile nations.

The NCSC was set-up in 2016 to act as the central body overseeing cyber-security in the UK. As well as tackling high-level threats, it also advises businesses on the best ways to defend themselves.  According to the review it has also tackled phishing sites which prey on UK consumers and sought to shut down net sites and domains used in phishing attacks.

From mid-2017 to summer 2018, this activity led to the closure of almost 140,000 sites located in the UK that were crafted to look like they were created by banks, government agencies and businesses.

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