Cyber security breaches have risen to unprecedented levels across the British defence industry over the last year, according to a heavily redacted government document obtained by Sky News.
Sky News previously revealed the MoD and its partners failed to protect military and defence data in 37 incidents throughout the whole of 2017, with military data exposed to state-level cyber risks on dozens of occasions.
These incidents included defence information being left unprotected to foreign states’ surveillance of internet traffic, and checks not being performed to spot sophisticated espionage malware on computer devices, according to government documents.
Similar slip-ups took place between 1 January and 10 October in 2018, when the MoD recorded 34 reports compared with 33 in the same period in 2017.
Source - https://news.sky.com/story/cyber-security-breaches-hit-unprecedented-highs-in-uk-defence-industry-11903520