British government is scanning all Internet devices hosted in UK

The United Kingdom’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), the government agency that leads the country’s cyber security mission, is now scanning all Internet-exposed devices hosted in the UK for vulnerabilities.

The goal is to assess UK’s vulnerability to cyber-attacks and to help the owners of Internet-connected systems understand their security posture.

NCSC’s scans are performed using tools hosted in a dedicated cloud-hosted environment from and two IP addresses ( and

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Source: Bleeping Computer