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I don’t care who hacked the Ministry of Defence, I do care how they did it

By Davey Winder for TechFinitive
Friday, May 10, 2024

News reports about the Ministry of Defence hacks often fixate on the assumption that China was behind the hacking. While I can understand why the attribution is being made, it is far from a slam dunk.

“Attacks by foreign states usually aim at silently backdooring military networks, getting control over critical OT/ICS systems, or compromising classified military information,” said Dr Ilia Kolochenko, CEO at ImmuniWeb and Adjunct Professor of Cybersecurity at Capital Technology University. “Financial and personal data of UK military personnel is a desired target for organised cybercrime groups that run large-scale fraud, scam and blackmailing campaigns over the internet, being motivated by profits.”

For what it’s worth, the Chinese embassy has stated that these claims are both “completely fabricated and malicious slanders”. Read Full Article

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