UK's HMRC 'bombarded' by 5,000 malicious email attacks every day

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Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC), the British central tax office, has been bombarded with 521,582 malicious email attacks over the last three months, according to official figures released today. The data, which was obtained by the Parliament Street think tank cyber security research team using the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act, showed an average of over 5,000 spam, phishing, and malware attacks were recorded by the organisation over the a three month period between June and September. Spam and junk made up the largest proportion of attacks - contributing to 377,820 of the ...

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Christopher Copper-Ind

Christopher Copper-Ind is editor-in-chief of International Investment. Before this, he was editorial director of The Business Year, from 2014 to 2017.