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20th September 2017 Issue no. 378

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UK government launches cyber security unit

By Saim Saeed

The British government officially launched its National Cyber Security Centre on Tuesday, designed to protect the authorities and companies against cyberattacks.

The unit, which has been operating since late last year but gets an official launch Tuesday, is part of GCHQ, the U.K.'s security and intelligence agency. Its job is to discover vulnerabilities in public sector websites, help government departments better protect their email, and take down phishing sites that could harm users. It has already taken down "tens of thousands" of such sites, a government statement said.

22nd February 2017




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