Scandal in the United Kingdom: British military data hacked, China singled out

Scandal in the United Kingdom: British military data hacked, China singled out
Scandal in the United Kingdom: British military data hacked, China singled out

The British Ministry of Defense has not reacted officially.

The personal information of members of the British armed forces has been hacked, the Sky News news channel reported this Tuesday, which claims that China is behind this attack, which Beijing immediately refuted.

The British Ministry of Defense has not reacted officially, but Defense Minister Grant Shapps is due to speak to Parliament this Tuesday.

Sky News reports that the minister does not intend to publicly denounce any government, but she claims to have information that China is responsible for hacking software supposed to secure the identity and banking data of serving members and veterans of the armed forces.

Database disconnected

Mel Stride, the work and pensions minister, said the database, run by a contractor, had been disconnected from the internet and information on the scale of the attack would be provided quickly.

A Chinese government spokesperson refuted Sky News reports blaming Beijing for the attack revealed Tuesday, saying China opposed these methods.

In March, London accused Chinese hackers and a Chinese entity of being behind two cyberattacks committed in recent years.

They targeted parliamentarians known for their criticism of China and the agency responsible for electoral operations.

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