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'Urgent' cyber threat to UK

MPs warn that UK armed forces are so dependent on information technology that their ability to operate could be "fatally compromised" by a cyber attack. The Defence Select Committee urged the Government to "urgently create" a contingency plan.

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Defence secretary: 'Vulnerabilities must be tackled'

The Government stand accused of complacency and lacking contingency planning.

Policy progress is falling behind the pace of the threat our armed forces face.

Vulnerabilities must be tackled urgently and ministers must respond in detail to the demands in this report.

Cyber demands new strategies and capabilities as part of a necessarily diverse modern defence posture.

– Jim Murphy, Shadow defence secretary

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