Murray Wardrop and Duncan Gardham
Oct 18, 2010
Terrorist cyber attacks on government computer systems and businesses could be “the next Pearl Harbor”, the head of Britain’s Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC) has warned.
The claim comes as a Government report identifies the “growing threat” of computer hackers to Britain as a key priority for the security and intelligence services.
The National Security Strategy, to be unveiled by David Cameron, lists cyber attacks alongside violent terrorism as the most important challenges faced.
It is named ahead of natural disasters and military attacks from other countries in a list of the four most pressing concerns to national security.