The Bank of England has been contending with cyber perils as hackers look into vulnerabilities in their computer systems. Responding to a Freedom of Information request by Bloomberg, the central bank made the revelation but refused to release figures about the number of times it has been assaulted and its expenditures on third-party cybersecurity firms. The BOE, in a January letter, indicated they are facing aggressive, evolving, and persistent threats from numerous sources which seek vigilance. The Information Commissioner's Office, managing Freedom of Information requests, accepted the central bank's reasons for not providing data. A BOE spokesperson refused to give further remarks.