09 Jun '11, 12am

Warning over cyber attacks 'battle'

Defence Secretary Liam Fox has warned that the Government is fighting a "continuous battle" against cyber attackers - with the number of incidents doubling over the past year. The Ministry of Defence is a "prime target" for would-be infiltrators, and has dealt with more than 1,000 attempts to breach security in 12 months, according to Dr Fox. Ministers announced last autumn that they were spending £650 million to bolster cyber resilience, with the investment focused on protecting key national infrastructure and defence assets. Cyber threats have been identified by the Government as one of the most serious "Tier One" national security challenges, alongside global terrorism, major accidents and international military conflict. Giving details of the dangers in a speech to business leaders in London, Dr Fox said the number of cyber "security incidents" had doubled over the pas...

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