[ISN] Hackers target Birmingham City Council website in sustained attack

http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/hackers-made-24000-attempts-attack-8705246 By Neil Elkes Birmingham Mail 24 February 2015 Hackers launched a major attack on Birmingham City Council’s computer system . The authority’s website was hit by a ‘significant attack’ receiving 24,000 hits per minute on Friday in an attempt to breach its security leading to major action to protect the data. Service Birmingham Chief Executive Tony Lubman revealed the attack while appearing before the council’s contracts and partnership committee. He told the panel how fending off attacks takes considerable resources. “Birmingham is by far the largest local authority in Europe. You represent the Government and you are therefore a target,” he said. […]