UK: Hacking threat to national security?

    Date12 Jul 2000
    CategoryHacks/Cracks
    6087
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    UK population of the opinion that the Internet poses a serious threat to national security, says WhichOnline survey. Nearly a third of all Britons believe the Internet poses a serious threat to national security, according to figures published by WhichOnline . . . UK population of the opinion that the Internet poses a serious threat to national security, says WhichOnline survey. Nearly a third of all Britons believe the Internet poses a serious threat to national security, according to figures published by WhichOnline Tuesday.

    According to the report security was the third most serious concern posed by the Internet after fraud and immorality. Thirty percent of those surveyed believe the Internet could be used to launch a serious attack on the country's critical infrastructure.

    The government-funded Cert (Computer Emergency Response Team) at Janet (Joint Educational Network), however, believes public concern is unfounded. It insists that the UK's vital computer infrastructure is more secure than people believe.

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