MI5 warns businesses foreign spies targeting their IT staff – report

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MI5, the British intelligence agency, has reportedly warned that foreign agents are attempting to recruit IT corporate employees – even low-level contractors – to gain access to classified data.In these post-Snowden times, when all electronic information and communication has been proven vulnerable to some form of spying, UK intelligence is warning corporate executives in“high-level conversations” on the importance of boosting their “digital defenses,” the Financial Timesreported, quoting anonymous Whitehall officials. The warning comes as the government works to beef up digital security at important institutions such as “banks, utility companies or energy providers,” some of which remain vulnerable to espionage. According to the UK’s national security risk assessment, cyber-attacks rank as a “tier 1 threat,” which is defined as an event that is both likely to occur and to have a major impact.

For full report read …… http://rt.com/news/157036-uk-espionage-snowden-mi5/

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