Liam Fox says government departments under sustained attack – and claims more needs to be done to protect infrastructure

This article titled “Foreign spies launched over 1,000 cyber attacks on MoD last year” was written by Nick Hopkins, for The Guardian on Tuesday 7th June 2011 19.00 UTC

Criminals and foreign spy agencies launched more than 1,000 cyber attacks on the Ministry of Defence last year in an effort to steal secrets and disrupt services, Liam Fox has revealed.

In a speech on Tuesday night, the defence secretary laid out the growing threat to the country from cyberspace, saying that government departments were now under sustained attack.

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