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A top spy chief warned on Sunday that a serious cyber-attack on Britain is “A matter of when, not if”

 

The head of GCHQ’s cyber defense unit, Ciaran Martin told the Telegraph newspaper that Britain’s security services cannot offer “absolute protection” against Russian hackers.

 

She said that Britain’s Security service will focus on combatting the attacks that will “have most impact on our way of life” rather than aiming to stop every single breach.

 

Senior officials from Internet, transportation, utility firms as well as from the National Health service have started to attend intelligence briefings at the National Cyber Security Center. These briefings are related to how Moscow might target UK’s infrastructure.

 

Mr. Martin, the head of NCSC, confirmed that GCHQ is on “heightened alert” for “follow-up-activity” after the attack in Salisbury which Britain blames Russia for.

 

He said that, “Turning off the lights and the power supply by cyber-attack is harder than Hollywood films sometimes make out. But we’ve seen enough malicious cyber-attacks across the world, including against UK health services by a North Korean group last year, to know how services can be disrupted.”

 

Mr. Martin claims that complete protection is “neither possible nor desirable”.  He says that their priority is on having “more resilience in the systems we care about the most”, which include country’s transport networks, power, water supplies and internet along with the National Health Service.

 

Mr. Martin also added saying that, “We have said that it is a matter of when, not if, the UK faces a serious cyber-attack. So last week we presented detailed plans to Government departments about the priority areas where the NCSC will work with industry and law enforcement to improve the cyber resilience of the most important systems.”

 

NCSC has written to the government regarding some urgent steps for civil servants to take which will help protect them from cyber-attack. The advice includes basic cyber-preventive measures as well as some specific and technical precaution for different departments.

 

These warnings from Mr. Martin are the latest updates since UK and USA blamed Russia for ther malicious activity. Last week British and US intelligence services issues a joint statement claiming that Kremlin is behind these cyber-attacks.

 

Russia however, dismissed these warnings as “groundless” and President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that, “We don’t know what these new accusations are based on.”

 

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35 minutes ago, mkc21 said:

it already happened mate

 were happened u have link to post or topic were it happened ?

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1 hour ago, knowledge said:

 were happened u have link to post or topic were it happened ?

Fake UK Tabloid  News like the www.mirror.co.uk said it already has happened . :tooth:   I doubt  if it was really a threat they would  of made  it public  even.   only a  few news outlets bothered to do a rewrite on this  story if it really was a threat it would be on the BBC News . Why would Russian hackers  do such with the UK expecting it ? The UK  government  has invoked a state of high terror alert for at lest the next two years.  And you will be reading this crap for the next 2 years even if nothing ever happens.  Most hackers are smarter than this  and never get caught and this could happen from any group of hackers at  anytime  from anywhere in the world  even hackers that live in the the UK could attack the country. .

 

The UK are very funny they fuss at every country in the world about fake news,  but  they need to  start with there own country  and shut down all of them fake news sites they have there   abroad.  they fight fake news with fake news I guess. How do you take a country serious when they say they fighting fake news and Google be full of  fake news written by UK sites?  :P

 

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On undefined at 9:13 PM, mkc21 said:

 

last year, there was a big attack on the NHS (and other companies and state corporations across more than 150 countries)

 

 

http://www.bbc.com/news/health-39899646

 

 

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The prime minister said the incident was part of an untargeted wider attack affecting organisations globally.

 

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Some reports said Russia had seen more infections than any other single country. Domestic banks, the interior and health ministries, the state-owned Russian railway firm and the second largest mobile phone network were all reported to have been hit.

 

Russia's interior ministry said 1,000 of its computers had been infected but the virus was swiftly dealt with and no sensitive data was compromised.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-39901382

 

Why would Russia  infect themselves that don't  even really make no sense ?

 

Who was  responsible  for NHS  it was the  Shadow Brokers .

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The identity of the Shadow Brokers has become one of the biggest questions in the infosec industry this year, and Matt Suiche believes the evidence points to an insider threat rather than an external nation-state attacker.

 

While the group's blog posts are written in broken English that suggests Russian-speaking authors, Suiche said the language was likely an operations security (Opsec) tactic to obscure the true identities of the Shadow Brokers.

 

https://www.cybersecurityintelligence.com/blog/who-are-the-shadow-brokers-2684.html

 

Saying the Russians were involved is just a conspiracy  theory,   the  Shadow Brokers will sell malware to anyone on the darknet they even found EternalBlue in crypto miners .

https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/yw5yp7/monero-mining-wannamine-wannacry-nsa

 

It always seemed that was the Shadow Brokers motive was to get rich selling malware and virus they stole from the NSA.

 

 

 

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6 minutes ago, steven36 said:

 

 

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-39901382

 

Why would Russia  infect themselves that don't  even really make no sense ?

 

Who was  responsible  for NHS  it was the  Shadow Brokers .

https://www.cybersecurityintelligence.com/blog/who-are-the-shadow-brokers-2684.html

 

Saying the Russians were involved is just a conspiracy  theory,   the  Shadow Brokers will sell malware to anyone on the darknet they even found EternalBlue in crypto miners .

https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/yw5yp7/monero-mining-wannamine-wannacry-nsa

 

It always seemed that was the Shadow Brokers motive was to get rich selling malware and virus they stole from the NSA.

 

 

 

 

Well, that's what the press reported. I don't think that everything is true though. To me it must have been a false flag or something

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35 minutes ago, mkc21 said:

 

Well, that's what the press reported. I don't think that everything is true though. To me it must have been a false flag or something

If you don't believe what the press reports  why believe  it even happened at all ? If you don't believe what security researchers  found  and making it up as you go that's you're own conspiracy  theory  there is nothing but  circumstantial evidence   that they used broken English witch don't mean they was from Russia  . They could of  been from  some other non English speaking  country  . Or  it  could of been who ever wrote post was using bad grammar to knock the NSA  and CIA off there tail  or they could of been a English speaker  who have a writing disability  ... These theories are just as creditable as the Russians done it. In a court of law you're  innocent until proven guilty. And  if there is  doubt of them  being  guilty  it gets thrown  out of court and in the USA  a judge want event even give you a warrant if all you have is  circumstantial evidence .     :lol:

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On 27/04/2018 at 9:06 PM, steven36 said:

If you don't believe what the press reports  why believe  it even happened at all ? If you don't believe what security researchers  found  and making it up as you go that's you're own conspiracy  theory  there is nothing but  circumstantial evidence   that they used broken English witch don't mean they was from Russia  . They could of  been from  some other non English speaking  country  . Or  it  could of been who ever wrote post was using bad grammar to knock the NSA  and CIA off there tail  or they could of been a English speaker  who have a writing disability  ... These theories are just as creditable as the Russians done it. In a court of law you're  innocent until proven guilty. And  if there is  doubt of them  being  guilty  it gets thrown  out of court and in the USA  a judge want event even give you a warrant if all you have is  circumstantial evidence .     :lol:

 

I said not everything I read do I believe in it. Most of the times what the press reports comes with biases and self interests mixed. Make what you want from it. 

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