Nato summit on ‘high alert’ for cyber attack

By Sam Jones in London

As world leaders gather in Wales for the Nato summit, British police say they are engaged in a security effort greater than that for the 2012 Olympics. But in contrast to the sporting event, security officials fear the most likely target will be online: Nato and the UK intelligence services have been put on “high alert” for a cyber attack.

Officials from Nato’s cyber defence unit have been meeting with GCHQ, the UK’s electronic spying agency, and other agencies since mid-July to share intelligence assessments and prepare for the event, people familiar with the plans have told the Financial Times.

Copyright The Financial Times Limited 2014.


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