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Cyber-crime fears

Martin Vennard | 14:20 UK time, Wednesday, 5 September 2007

Are you worried about cyber crime? Do you feel your country is prepared for a cyber attack?

First it was German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, who raised the issue of cyber-crime after her visit to China.

Yesterday a report in a UK newspaper, The Financial Times said that American officials were accusing the Chinese military of hacking into its systems in June. Today the British Government is also reported as saying it has been hit.
China has officially denied responsibility.

Earlier this year Estonia accused Russia of an attack on its computer systems. The government in Estonia said that the countries websites had been overloaded with requests for information and spam attacks had brought company and government websites grinding to a halt.

Should we be talking about this?


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