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84% of local councils in the UK vulnerable to phishing attacks via email

19 October 2017 | Author: Jay Jay

A majority of local councils in the UK do not have adequate safeguards against phishing emails, thereby exposing their citizens to malicious hackers. Very few local councils have adopted a cyber defence protocol that helps detect phishing emails despite NCSC's recommendations.

Back in 2015, privacy campaign group Big Brother Watch revealed that between 2011 and 2014, local councils suffered 4,236 data breaches, including 401 instances of data loss or theft. At the same time, the group also learned that there were 628 instances of incorrect or inappropriate data being shared in emails, letters, and faxes.

Two years down the line, the situation hasn't improved much. An analysis of 152 council domains by cloud data intelligence firm OnDMARC has revealed that 84% of local councils continue...(continued)

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