NCSC increases election cybersecurity measures for political candidates

15/05/2024 | Infosecuroty Magazine

As we approach the 2024 general election, the UK National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has introduced the Personal Internet Protection (PIP) to protect political candidates against cyber threats such as spear-phishing and malware attacks. This service, unveiled at CyberUK 2024 in Birmingham, warns users attempting to access known malicious domains and blocks outgoing traffic to these sites. 

PIP also aims to address concerns related to the surreptitious installation of commercial spyware on devices, which could potentially monitor activity and capture sensitive data.

The announcement comes after a spear-phishing attack targeted more than a dozen politicians, advisers, and journalists in Westminster. 

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