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Hacked firms mistaking NCSC staff for pranksters

Hacked firms mistaking NCSC staff for pranksters

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Businesses contacted by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) are mistaking the intelligence agency staff for pranksters. The NCSC, which opened as the defensive arm of GCHQ in 2016, contacts organisations following cyber security breaches and attacks to confirm details and offer advice.A number of organisations which have suffered security incidents have mistaken these contacts and failed to engage with the agency, Sky News has learned.When the agency opened, the deputy director for its incident management directorate, Peter Yapp, explained the environment around its outreach work to businesses."If something [regarding a cyber incident and your company] breaks in the press, I'll get a call from someone in government," Mr Yapp was quoted in The Register, before adding t...