Oct 16, 2018

UK cyber-centre thwarts hostile hackers

The UK's top cyber-defence centre has stopped Britain falling victim to almost 1,200 attacks in the last two years, its annual review reveals. The National Cyber Security Centre was currently defeating about 10 attacks every week, it said. Most of the attacks were carried out by state-sponsored hackers employed by hostile nations, it added. "We are calling out unacceptable behaviour by hostile states and giving our businesses the specific information they need to defend themselves," said Ciaran Martin, head of the NCSC, in a statement. As well as defeating sophisticated attacks by foreign powers, said the review, the NCSC had also sought to shut down net sites and domains used in phishing attacks.

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