Councils ‘unprepared’ for cyber-attacks, report says

More than 25% of UK councils have had their computer systems breached in the past five years, campaigners say.

A report by privacy group Big Brother Watch based on freedom of information requests found 114 councils experienced at least one incident between 2013 and 2017.

The group said it was “shocked” that staff often lacked cyber-training.

The Local Government Association said councils took their privacy responsibilities “extremely seriously”.


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