Spy school for geeks proposed

| 25/06/2009

(BBC): Vital UK computer systems are under attack by "state-sponsored hacking on an industrial scale", the ex-digital engagement minister has warned. Tom Watson told MPs the only way to combat the threat was to set up a "spy school for geeks who are more cunning than their Chinese counterparts". The Labour MP ran Downing Street’s web strategy until two weeks ago. He spoke as ministers unveiled a cyber security strategy to prevent attacks from hostile states and terrorists. Launching the strategy Lord West, who has been appointed as the UK’s first cyber security minister, confirmed that the UK government has faced cyber attacks from foreign states such as Russia and China.

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