British spies ‘hacked into Belgian telecoms firm on ministers’ orders’

British spies are likely to have hacked into Belgium’s biggest telecommunications operator for at least a two-year period on the instruction of UK ministers, a confidential report submitted by Belgian prosecutors is said to have concluded. The finding would support Read More …

GCHQ intelligence chief threatens ‘brazen’ Russia with UK’s ‘tools’

British spies are ready to counter an “active and real threat” posed by the “brazen Kremlin”, the head of GCHQ has warned. Jeremy Fleming said the government’s cyber intelligence agency could “deploy the full range of tools from across our Read More …

Cyber security threat to Britain’s oil and gas sites as attack could cause ‘unprecedented damage’

Brian Lord OBE says a successful attack on its infrastructure could cause “unprecedented damage” and “unrest across the world”. With a complex ecosystem of computation, networking, and physical operational processes spread around the world the industry has a large attack Read More …

GCHQ chief highlights UK’s ‘critical role’ in thwarting European attacks

Speaking after meetings at NATO’s Brussels headquarters, Jeremy Fleming cited GCHQ’s involvement in disrupting terrorist activity on the continent in a bid to highlight the importance of UK-EU security links. The comments will be viewed in some quarters as a Read More …

GCHQ ‘Over-Achieved’ its Development of Offensive Cyber Capabilities

A new report from the Intelligence and Security Committee claims that the GCHQ has substantially increased its hacking abilities over the past few years. So much so that the Committee claims the spy organisation has “over-achieved”. How much is over-achieved? Apparently Read More …

GCHQ’s cybersecurity accelerator just opened its door to nine new startups

Software designed to detect phishing emails, a platform to help developers write secure code, and a company which investigates cybercrime involving cryptocurrencies are just some of the ideas behind the startups that will join the second incarnation of GCHQ’s cyber-accelerator. Showcased at a launch Read More …