Emergency services a likely target for cyber attacks, DHS warns

Calling 911 is intended to save lives. But emergency services, and others like them, are also seen as targets for criminally-minded cyber attackers, according to a new federal assessment — and any vulnerability in those critical networks could expose victims to a host of dangerous ripple effects. The analysis, compiled by the Department of Homeland … Read more

Minister calls China ‘security threat’ after Britain and US blame Beijing for hacking

A government minister has described China as a “security threat” as the government faces demands to officially label the country a “threat”. The government currently describes China as a “game-changing challenge” but has faced pressure from MPs in the House of Commons to formally improve its assessment of Beijing. These calls increased in volume on … Read more

London must ‘wake up’ to the scale of the threat of espionage, IP theft and interference operations by China, says senior MP

London must ‘wake up’ to the scale and severity of the threat of espionage, intellectual property theft and interference operations by China, a leading parliamentarian has warned. Former minister Theresa Villiers, who sits on Parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee, stressed that China is “extensively” targeting the capital because it wants to gain economic, political or … Read more

Britain and the US expose an international Chinese hacking plot

Oliver Dowden told the House of Commons that any hostile cyber activity targeting British parliamentarians was ‘completely unacceptable’ – AFP The US and Britain have uncovered a global Chinese hacking plot that targeted White House and State Department staff, as well as British MPs and the Electoral Commission. Washington and London announced sanctions against two … Read more

Chinese hackers ‘have drawn up plans to target UK government data’

Chinese hackers target British government services A state-linked Chinese hacking group has created a hit list of almost 20 British targets, including the Foreign Office and the Department for Exiting the European Union, a data breach has revealed. The entirety of British government departments, think tanks and rights organizations appeared to have been singled out … Read more