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Attacks on UK Computer Systems Soar

THE number of successful attacks on Britain’s computer systems has soared by more than 4,450 per cent since George Bush made his “axis of evil” speech a year ago in a move that experts say is directly linked to British support for the US policy on Iraq. Until last year Britain was rarely a target for cyber attackers, Mi2g, a company which monitors global internet hacking, has revealed. Now British companies and public bodies are the victims of 1,320 digital attacks each month. In February 2002 hackers made just 29 successful attempts to break into key British IT infrastructures. D. K. Matai, chief executive of Mi2g, said: “There is evidence linking the increase in computer attacks to British support for the US policy on Iraq. Full Story

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