Charities a soft target for hackers

More than a third have been hit by viruses and a similar number view hackers as a direct threat, but few have the resources for proper security

Many charities and voluntary sector organisations are struggling to guard against security breaches and virus attacks because of a lack of IT security budget and expertise.

More than a third (38 per cent) of charities have suffered a virus attack in the past year, according to research from Charity Finance, a journal for the non-profit sector. A similar number (35 per cent) said the unwanted attention of hackers is a problem for them. Charities a soft target for hackers - ZDNet UK News

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