UK cybercops reacted to 590 ‘significant attacks’ over past year report

National Cyber Security Centre responded to 590 ‘significant attacks’ over the last year. MPs’ email addresses targeted due to weak passwords and various threats to other large organisations. The body was created in October last year, bringing together previously separate parts of government, MI5 and GCHQ. WannaCry was the biggest threat the unit responded to over the past year, with more than 230,000 computers being hit globally and 47 NHS trusts were affected in the UK. Public sector bods including police, the NHS and local authorities have named the growing threat of ransomware one of their biggest areas of concern next year.


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