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GCHQ director: Britain 'under attack' in cyberspace

Britain is seeing about 70 sophisticated cyber espionage operations a month against government or industry networks, British intelligence has told the BBC.

GCHQ director Sir Iain Lobban said business secrets were being stolen on an "industrial scale".

Foreign hackers have penetrated some firms for up to two years, he said.

Foreign intelligence services are behind many of these attacks, according to Britain's Security Service MI5.

Gordon Corera reports

  • 01 Jul 2013
  • From the section UK
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