Almost 16,000 cyber attacks against county council in three months
Deborah Price, Local Democracy Reporter
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Almost 16,000 cyber "attacks" were made against Hertfordshire County Council between January and March this year, according to the latest figures.
The data is included in a report due to be presented to a meeting of the council’s resources and performance cabinet panel on Wednesday (June 9).
It says the exact number of attacks – between January 1 and March 31 this year – was 15,964. That’s a rate of 181 cyber attacks a day.
According to the report, it’s phishing attempts – where attempts are made to get recipients to share data – that are the biggest risk to county council security.
The report states: ”There were 15,964 cyber security attacks on county council systems with all attempts successfully repelled.
“Email phishing attempts continue to be the highest threat.”
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