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NCSC Active Cyber Defence blocks surge of pandemic scams

May 10, 2021

The National Cyber Security Centre’s (NCSC’s) Active Cyber Defence (ACD) programme removed more online scams from the internet during 2020 than in 2016-2019 combined, as it responded to a 15-fold surge in cyber crime and malicious online activity during the Covid-19 pandemic.

This is according to the ACD programme’s fourth annual report, which has just been released ahead of the first-ever virtual CyberUK event beginning on 11 May.

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