Security Expert Will Geddes Says UK Govt "Hasn't Done Enough" To Stop China Cyber Attacks

by 24britishtvMarch 26, 2024, 9:50 a.m. 21
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The UK and the United States have accused China of a global campaign of “malicious” cyber attacks in an unprecedented joint operation to reveal Beijing’s espionage. Britain has publicly blamed China for targeting the Electoral Commission watchdog and for being behind a campaign of online “reconnaissance” aimed at the email accounts of MPs and peers. Chinese spies are likely to use the stolen details to target dissidents and critics of Xi Jinping’s government in the UK, British intelligence services believe. US officials said the APT31 hacking group spent more than a decade targeting the sensitive data of politicians, journalists, academics, dissidents and American companies. The “prolific global hacking operation”, backed by the Chinese government, sought to “repress critics of the Chinese regime, compromise government institutions, and steal trade secrets,” US deputy attorney general Lisa Monaco said. The hackers sent more than 10,000 “malicious” emails to the targets to gain access to personal information, US prosecutors said, adding the criminals threatened to “undermine democracies and threaten our national security”. Jeremy Kyle and Nicola Thorp are joined by security expert Will Geddes who says the Government "aren't doing enough" to tackle China cyber attacks. Click here for more from TalkTV https://talk.tv If you need any help visit: https://talk.tv/helplines

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