December 18, 2015
A cyber security warning has been issued after the National Crime Agency website was targeted by hackers.
The chairman of the Home Affairs Select Committee has called for improved cyber security after it was revealed there have been 90 million suspicious events on the NCA website since October 2013.
There were also 178 significant DDoS (distributed denial-of-service attacks) on the website over that period, which means an attempt to make a machine or network resource unavailable to its intended users.
The information was supplied in a letter from the agency’s director general, Keith Bristow, to the committee.