The head of Britain’s intelligence agency MI5 has revealed that a British company has incurred revenue losses of £800 million due to cyber attacks by a foreign state.
Jonathan Evans said there were more companies that incurred losses as a result of “astonishing” cyber attacks, reported The Independent
“They will not be the only corporate victims. The extent of what is going on is astonishing, with industrial-scale processes involving thousands of people lying behind both state-sponsored cyber espionage and organised cyber crime”, said Evans.
Moreover, Evans raised concerns that Britain was at growing risk of terrorist attacks saying “in back rooms and in cars and on the streets there is no shortage of individuals talking about wanting to mount terrorist attacks here”.
The concerns of the director-general of the Security Service come as the British police intentionally blew up a tourist’s car in central London fearing that the car could be a risk of security.
Last week, the Metropolitan Police blew up a tourist’s car parked near the House of Commons which was abandoned after breaking down with a note on its dashboard reading “Dear Sir or Madam, this car is broken. I am just waiting for the AA to arrive. Please do not fine!”