Russia linked hackers hit UK Ministry of Defence as security secrets leaked

Top secret security information on British military and intelligence sites has been leaked online by hackers linked to Russia. They released thousands of pages of data which could help criminals get into the HMNB Clyde nuclear submarine base, the Porton Read More …

UK Government hackers made hundreds of thousands of stolen credit cards ‘worthless’ to crooks

A joint operation involving intelligence agency GCHQ and the Ministry of Defence took direct action against computer networks used by cyber criminals, helping to protect people against cyberattacks and also making hundreds of thousands of stolen credit cards worthless to Read More …

An imposter posing as Ukraine’s prime minister tricked his way into a video call with the UK’s defence secretary

An imposter posing as Ukraine’s prime minister tricked his way into a video call with the UK’s defence secretary in a suspected Russian ploy. Ben Wallace ordered an immediate inquiry into the security breach on Thursday. During the hoax call Read More …

UK MoD data strategy calls for social media surveillance on behalf of ‘local authorities’

The Ministry of Defence has published a data strategy that calls on the British armed forces to make better use of its “enduring strategic asset” – by spying on social media and dobbing in dissenters to local councils. In a Read More …

UK MoD secrets exposed in dozens of cyber security breaches

Ministry of Defence secrets were exposed in dozens of breaches of military cyber security policy last year, as hostile nations and spy agencies continue to probe the UK’s defence sector. Heavily redacted reports obtained by Sky News have revealed that Read More …

Defence Secretary reveals new generation of ‘cyber cadets’

The Cadets CyberFirst programme, delivered by Ministry of Defence cadet organisations and the GCHQ National Cyber Security Centre, will equip over 2,000 cadets a year with the skills and expertise to become future leaders in this emerging industry. Over £1 Read More …