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charlie mckelvey

Dear Information Commissioner's Office,

According to a recent report from Beaming, UK firms have witnessed a huge increase in the number of attempted cyber-attacks in the first six months of 2019.

How many cyber-attacks has the Information Commissioner's Office website fought off from January 1st 2019 to June 30th 2019?

Have any of them been successful and if so what action is being taken?

As a supplementary question, during this period how many hours of downtime has the ICO website experienced, and for what reasons?

Yours faithfully,

Charlie McKelvey

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Information Commissioner's Office

6 August 2019

 

Case Reference Number IRQ0862091

 

Dear Mr McKelvey,

Thank you for your correspondence which we received on 30 July 2019, in
which you have made a request for information held by the Information
Commissioner's Office (ICO). 
 
Your request has been passed to the ICO’s Information Access Team, and is
being dealt with in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000
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Shannon Keith
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Corporate Strategy and Planning Directorate
Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow,
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16 August 2019

 

Case Reference Number IRQ0862091

 

Dear Mr McKelvey,

Please find attached our response to your information request.

Yours sincerely
 

Shannon Keith
Senior Information Access Officer, Risk and Governance Department
Corporate Strategy and Planning Service
Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow,
Cheshire SK9 5AF
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