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London’s top tourist attraction faced 109 million cyber attacks

Posted: Friday, April 5, 2019

Author: Robert Ward

Some of London’s top tourist attractions have seen a sharp increase in cyber-attacks over recent years, as hackers try to disrupt their businesses and steal customer data. The findings come from a Freedom of Information (FOI) request submitted by a think tank. It revealed that Kew Gardens, the Natural History Museum, the Tate Gallery and the Imperial War Museum were the worst hit, with a combined 109 million cyber-attacks over the past three financial years.

The personal and financial details of the 100,000+ members and 800+ staff at Kew seem to have been high on the priority list for hackers. Spyware attempts soared by 526% to reach over 82m in 2017/18, while info-stealing raids topped 1.6m in 17/18.

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