The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has defended the UK from more than 700 cyber attacks since last September, according to a recent report.
The NCSC released its annual review earlier this month detailing how it defended the UK from 723 cyber incidents in the last year. During the pandemic, the NCSC has especially focused its resources on attacks relating to the corona virus, after it proved a target for cyber criminals.
Indeed, part of the NCSC’s work involved scanning more than 1 million NHS IP addresses for vulnerabilities and collaborating internationally to protect from cyber crime surrounding corona virus vaccine research.
You can read in full here: https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/news/ncsc-defends-uk-700-cyber-attack-national-pandemic.
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