[ISN] Hackers have breached top secret MoD systems, cyber-security chief admits

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Mon, 7 May 2012 03:45:54 -0500 (CDT)

By Nick Hopkins
3 May 2012

Computer hackers have managed to breach some of the top secret systems 
within the Ministry of Defence, the military's head of cyber-security 
has revealed.

Major General Jonathan Shaw told the Guardian the number of successful 
attacks was hard to quantify but they had added urgency to efforts to 
beef up protection around the MoD's networks.

"The number of serious incidents is quite small, but it is there," he 
said. "And those are the ones we know about. The likelihood is there are 
problems in there we don't know about."

Government computer systems come under daily attack, but though Shaw 
would not say how or by whom, this is the first admission that the MoD's 
own systems have been breached.


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