Russia is 'waging a cyber war against Britain's banks, energy and hospitals', says compu
Russia has been launching repeated cyber attacks against Britain’s essential services, a computer security chief revealed.
Ciaran Martin, director of the National Cyber Security Centre, said Moscow’s attempts at hacking into the UK’s critical infrastructure were part of a ‘wider campaign to destabilise’.
Critical infrastructure covers vital systems such as water supplies, electricity and gas networks, hospitals, banks and transport.
Mr Martin’s warning came as Jeremy Fleming, head of the government’s GCHQ intelligence agency, made an unprecedented attack on ‘reckless’ Russia.