EXCLUSIVE: Spooks in cyber threat warning

By Dan Peters | 16 June 2020

Chief executives have been warned of an increased cyber threat to councils as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In a letter, local government minister Simon Clarke revealed that an assessment prepared by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) – part of intelligence agency GCHQ - had highlighted that council systems and networks are an ‘attractive option for cyber criminals and hostile states’.

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