Stat of the day: 1,000

The number of 'malicious' cyber-attacks on Britain each month.

by MT Staff
Last Updated: 09 Oct 2013
Tin hats at the ready: GCHQ, the shady organisation that monitors communications in the UK, says its spies are having to deal with 1,000 cyber-attacks a month - many of which come from the 20,000 or so 'hostile' emails received by Government computers. Iain Lobban, the director of the Cheltenham intelligence centre, says that the UK is now at a very real risk of attacks on 'critical infrastructure', such as nuclear power-stations. So, forget global warming and suicide bombers - it seems the ones we should really be scared of are the geeks.

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