October 31, 2011
The government and industry computer systems are facing a “disturbing” number of cyber attacks, including a recent serious assault on the Foreign Office’s network, the head of the communications spy agency said on Monday.
Iain Lobban, director of the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), said the attacks posed a threat to the economic wellbeing.
“The volume of e-crime and attacks on government and industry systems continue to be disturbing,” Lobban wrote in an article for the Times newspaper.
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