Number of digital attacks on government doubles in two years




In the past year have been received by the National Cyber ​​Security Centre 293 reports of cyber attacks on the government. According to figures by De Volkskrant requested. The number of attacks has doubled in two years.

It is not clear exactly how many incidents were. De Volkskrant in its paper edition that NCSC 50 times per month will be notified of an ICT incident, but in doing so it is also about reports of private companies. In half of the cases it is successful or unsuccessful attempts to install malware or steal login details.

The figures from the NCSC show that the government is reporting the most incidents, followed by the financial sector and beyond telecom and ICT companies. According to De Volkskrant also increases the number of incidents being reported by companies to the NCSC, but is mainly because companies report incidents more quickly to the government organization.

It set up last year National Detection System, which consists of sensors installed in the networks of different parts of government, now has 29 incidents observed. However, it is unclear whether the detection has managed the impact of security incidents to reduce or even managed to prevent.


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