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Terror plot to cripple UK in cyber attack

INTERNATIONAL terrorists are training to launch cyber-terror attacks on Britain which could cripple vital economic, medical and transport networks, the government’s counter-terrorism co-ordinator said yesterday. Sir David Omand said surveillance of suspected al-Qaeda affiliates suggests they are working to use the internet and other electronic communications systems to cause harm. Sir David, a former head of GCHQ and one of the most senior members of the British intelligence community, yesterday appeared at a conference of security experts and business leaders at Chatham House in London to discuss Britain’s defences. To illustrate the point that even entirely civilian industries and networks can be vital to national security, the conference was reminded of an MI5 assessment that “Britain is four meals away from anarchy.” Full Story

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