UK infrastructure faces cyber threat, says GCHQ

The UK’s critical infrastructure – such as power grids and emergency services – faces a “real and credible” threat of cyber attack, the head of GCHQ says.The intelligence agency’s director Iain Lobban said the country’s future economic prosperity rested on ensuring a defence against such assaults.The internet created opportunities for hostile states and criminals, he said.For example, 1,000 malicious e-mails a month are already being targeted at government computer networks, he said.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-11528371Also see:Terrorist cyber attacks are a growing threat to the nation, says GCHQ chief
Cyber attacks pose a threat that “goes to the heart of our economic well-being and national interest,” the head of GCHQ said last night.In an unprecedented public speech, Iain Lobban, the chief of the Government’s secret surveillance centre, warned of the threat from terrorists, criminals and hostile states using the internet.
www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/internet/8060641/Terrorist-cyber-attacks-are-a-growing-threat-to-the-nation-says-GCHQ-chief.htmlCyber attack is ‘credible’ threat [Press Association]
Britain’s critical national infrastructure faces a “real and credible” threat of cyber attack, the head of the UK’s electronic spying agency has warned.In a highly unusual public speech, GCHQ director Iain Lobban said Britain’s future economic prosperity depended upon developing effective defences against a cyber assault.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/feedarticle/9308989Britain faces ‘real and credible’ cyber threat [AFP]
Britain faces the threat of cyber attacks from hostile states and criminals which could damage its critical infrastructure, the head of the country’s electronic spying agency warned Wednesday.In a rare public speech, Iain Lobban said Britain’s infrastructure — such as power grids and emergency services — was at increased risk as the rapid growth of the Internet made systems more vulnerable.
http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-technology/britain-faces-real-and-credible-cyber-threat-20101013-16ind.html
http://news.theage.com.au/breaking-news-technology/britain-faces-real-and-credible-cyber-threat-20101013-16ind.html

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