UK still vulnerable to hackers

Thursday, 5 December 2002, 3:06 PM EST

Security experts have rejected claims of a dramatic reduction in hack attacks on the UK last month, maintaining that UK websites are no more secure than others.

Security analyst Mi2G claimed that recorded digital attacks on the UK fell by 70 per cent during November, compared with an eight per cent decline worldwide.

The fall follows four consecutive record breaking months of activity, including October when the number of attacks reached 16,167, the highest ever number recorded in a single month.

But Neil Barrett, technical director at computer forensics specialist Information Risk Management, warned that there is little evidence to suggest that security levels are improving.

He argued that the drop pointed to companies becoming more adept at hiding malicious hacking activity from others.

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