NCSC’s ‘Active Cyber Defence programme’ helped it block 54mn phishing emails

Thanks to an 'Active Cyber Defence programme' that it initiated last year, the National Cyber Security Centre was able to block 54 million online attacks and to take down 120,000 fake websites run by cyber criminals.

NCSC took down fake websites that imitated websites owned by public sector institutions like HMRC, Crown Prosecution Service, the Bank of England and several UK universities as part of its new Active Cyber Defence programme.

The National Cyber Security Centre released a report today highlighting its achievements under the 'Active Cyber Defence programme' that was launched last year. The Centre said that thanks to the success of the programme, the UK’s share of global phishing attacks has plummetted and attackers have been forced to change their behaviour.