Al-Qaeda, China and Russia ‘pose cyber war threat to Britain’, warns Lord West

Al-Qaeda is intent on waging cyber-warfare against Britain and new defences will be built against such attacks from China and Russia, Lord West, the Security Minister, has said.Britain faces the threat of a “cyber cold war” amid fears that hackers could gain the technology to shut down the computer systems that control Britain’s power stations, water companies, air traffic, government and financial markets.

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