China reportedly hacks UK Ministry of Defence, personnel data accessed

Months after the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) was evaluated to have the worst IT security in Whitehall, data on armed forces personnel has been accessed in a cyber attack.

While the data accessed by the threat actor was being handled by a third party contractor, earlier this year the MoD was evaluated to have 11 red-rated systems that were either highly exposed to cyber attacks and data breaches, or were evaluated as being unsuitable for use and inefficient.

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