China suspected in cyberattack on UK defence ministry

SpaceWar.com reports: “The British government said Tuesday it could not rule out state involvement in a mass cyberattack on the personal details of armed forces personnel that some lawmakers blamed on Beijing.

China furiously denied that it was behind the hack on a contractor’s payroll system used by the defence ministry that contained the names, banking details and addresses of tens of thousands of serving and veteran British soldiers.

‘We do have indications that this was the suspected work of a malign actor and we cannot rule out state involvement,’ Defence Secretary Grant Shapps told parliament.

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak had earlier said there were indications that a ‘malign actor has compromised the armed forces payment network’ but stopped short of naming China.

MP and former minister Tobias Ellwood said it had the hallmarks of a Chinese operation…”

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