Cyber security breaches rising across UK defence sector

UK defence secrets are increasingly being exposed to hostile nation states after the number of security breaches in the sector rose this year.

Heavily-redacted records obtained by Sky News show an increase in incidents reported to the Ministry of Defence (MoD) between January and October compared to the same period in 2017.

Sky News previously revealed the MoD and its partners failed to protectmilitary and defence data in 37 incidents throughout the whole of last year, with military data exposed to nation-state level cyber risks on dozens of occasions.

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Source: Sky News