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NHS Faced 11m+ Attacks Over Past Three Years

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NHS Faced 11m+ Attacks Over Past Three Years

The NHS has repelled over 11.3 million email-based cyber-attacks over the past three years, highlighting the continued threat to healthcare systems in the UK, according to new Centrify research.

The security company sent Freedom of Information (FOI) requests to NHS Digital in a bid to uncover the true picture of threats to the NHSmail system, which is apparently used by more than 500,000 staff daily.

The majority of attacks were categorized as IP or domain reputation attacks, likely to be phishing attempts, accounting for over half (6.1m). Next came spam (3.6m) ...

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