Warnings over threat of cyber attack to UK security

MPs have warned the armed forces are too dependent on information technology Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

MPs are warning that the threat of cyber attack to UK security could evolve at an 'unimaginable speed'.

The Commons Defence Committee has said that the armed forces are so dependent on information technology that their ability to operate could be "fatally compromised", calling on minsters to take a more hands-on approach to deal with it.

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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.