Hull City Council suffers nine cyber attacks in three years


Hull City Council has paid £30,000 in data breach claims and suffered nine cyber attacks in the past three years, a report has found.

The local authority confirmed it’s had nine cyber security incidents since 2021, five of which were phishing attacks (scams where attackers deceive people into revealing sensitive information). An investigation by DataBreachClaims.org.uk revealed a stark increase in human error breaches and cyber-attacks across UK councils.

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Source: MSN News


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