Ministry of Defence fends off ‘thousands’ of daily cyber attacks

June 25,2015

The British military is a magnet for international espionage attempts, according to Brigadier Alan Hill, head of Operate and Defend at the MoD. Britain’s military systems — which together make up the single-largest computer network in Europe — log more than 1m suspicious incidents every 24 hours.

“I deal with a lot [of attacks] every day of a varying nature,” said Brig Hill. “What the attackers are after has not changed — it is the complexity of the attacks [that has]. It is evolving almost daily and we have to stay ahead of that game.”

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