Top London attractions hit by millions of cyberattacks
March 18, 2019 / Sead FadilpaSIC
The UK's museums and other tourist attractions are being hit by more cyberattacks than ever before, new research has found. A Freedom of Information (FoI) request issued by the Parliament Street think tank to four major tourist attractions in the UK - Kew Gardens, National History Museum, Tate Gallery and Imperial War Museum found they have been targeted a whopping 109 million times. Kew Gardens alone have seen 86 million attacks last year, reflecting a 438 per cent increase, year-on-year. The Imperial War Museum was attacked 10 million times, while the Natural History Museum witnessed 875,414 attacks. Finally, the Tate Modern and Tate Britain have seen 494,709 attacks, with the fact they hold vasts amounts of visitor information, including financial data, makes them a prime target for hackers and other cybercriminals.