Wednesday, June 27, 2012

World Faces An 'Astonishing' Level Of Cyber Threats, Says British MI5 Chief

Megan Neal at the New York Daily News reports on warnings of cyber threats.

The West faces an "astonishing" threat of cyberattack and cyberespionage, the British spy chief said Monday.

Thousands of hackers in underground, organized cybercrime networks are targeting businesses, universities and government data.

And the threat isn't only from criminals. Government-sponsored cyber-spying is widespread is certain countries - China chief among them, ABC News reported.

"The extent of what is going on is astonishing," said Jonathan Evans, director general of Britain's MI5, in a speech to financial executives in London Monday. It was his first public address in two years.

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