GCHQ aims to protect Britain’s critical private networks from hackers

GCHQ is planning to constantly monitor Britain’s most vital private computer networks for potentially damaging cyber attacks, in a major expansion of the Cheltenham-based spy agency’s responsibilities.Security chiefs have enlisted the help of David Cameron to press the companies responsible for critical national infrastructure to allow the government to keep watch for hackers on their systems. Experts at GCHQ would analyse unusual network traffic and take defensive action if necessary.

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