City of London Hit by One Million Cyber-Attacks Per Month

 
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City of London Hit by One Million Cyber-Attacks Per Month

The City of London Corporation has suffered nearly one million cyber-attacks each month for the first quarter of 2019, according to Freedom of Information (FOI) data obtained by Centrify.

The security vendor wanted to find out more about the cyber-risks facing the local authority, which governs the part of the capital housing much of the UK’s financial center.

It found that the governing body was hit by nearly 2.8 million attacks in the first three months of the year: an average of 927,000 per month. That’s up significantly (90%) from the 489,000 per month recorded in April-December 2018.

In total, the City of London suffered 7.2 million attacks from April 2018 to March 2019, of which, the vast majority (6.9 million) were classed as spam.

The second highest category was “spoof mail,” at 244,293 attacks — presumably related to phishing attempts. There were also 17,556 detections of “top malware.”…..

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Source : Phil Muncaster for Info-securitymagazine.com

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