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The General Council of the Bar was shaken by a malicious cyberattack

Exploit: Hacking

The General Council of the Bar (GCB): Regulatory Body

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Risk to Business: 1.909-Severe

The General Council of the Bar (GCB) notified users of its website that it has been the victim of a cyberattack. GCB comprises the representative Bar Council and regulator Bar Standards Board. The attack has rendered several systems temporarily inaccessible including MyBar. The body’s statement notes that Authorisation to Practise and Court ID cards have both been extended due to this technical difficulty. The incident has been reported to ICO, National Cyber Security Centre and the Police.

Individual Impact: No information about consumer/employee PII, PHI or financial data exposure was available at press time.

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business In a challenging economy, no government can afford this kind of incident or the associated bills.

Source: law gazette