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Nov
17

Terrorists seek to commit deadly ‘cyber attacks’ in UK, says Chancellor Osborne

From: The Register

‘We know they want it’ chimes George during GCHQ speech

Alexander J Martin

Following Prime Minister David Cameron’s re-announcement of funding increases for UK security personnel, Chancellor George Osborne delivered a speech today to GCHQ workers explaining that the increase is necessary as ISIL is seeking to “develop the capability” to launch deadly cyber attacks against British infrastructure.

How such a capability could be developed is unclear, but Osborne will declare to GCHQ that although “ISIL [Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, and often known as IS] has not been able to use [the internet] to kill people yet by attacking our infrastructure through cyber attack … we know they want it”.

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