UK will make cyberwarfare strikes, says Foreign Secretary William Hague

Graham Cluley
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Britain is prepared to use the internet to strike computer attackers and enemy nations who launch cyberwarfare attacks on the UK’s infrastructure and businesses.

That’s the message from Foreign Secretary William Hague, who – perched precariously on his cabinet office desk, iPad in hand – has been interviewed by a tabloid newspaper about the growing threat of cyber attack.

Speaking to The Sun newspaper, Mr Hague said:

“We will defend ourselves in every way we can, not only to deflect but to prevent attacks that we know are taking place.”

Mr Hague described how the United Kingdom is pouring an additional £650 million into its cyber defences. The extra cash will be split between GCHQ and the…

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the cybersecurity industry, having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of cybersecurity, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter, Mastodon, Threads, Bluesky, or drop him an email.

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