More than 14,000 cyber attacks attempted against Hertfordshire County Council in three months

But all attempts were ‘successfully repelled'

Monday, 6th December 2021, 3:02 pm
Updated Monday, 6th December 2021, 3:04 pm

There were more than 14,000 attempted cyber attacks against Hertfordshire County Council between July and September this year, latest data shows.

According to a report presented to a meeting of the county council’s resources and performance cabinet panel on Wednesday, December 1, phishing was the ‘predominant technique’ used by potential scammers.

But all 14,188 attempts in the three-month period, were ‘successfully repelled’.

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“Phishing continues to be the predominant technique used by potential scammers,” says the report.

“Defensive tools continue to be used to successfully keep out potential malicious attacks.”