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Britain hit by "venal and dangerous" cyber-attacks


By Gareth Jones, Associate Partner

Dominic Raab provided today’s government briefing, outlining new measures to tackle the rising cyber security threats that have arisen during the coronavirus crisis. Raab warned that there was clear evidence that hostile states and criminal gangs were exploiting this crisis for their own ends. He announced that the UK's National Cyber Security Centre has released new guidance on how governments and businesses can defend themselves against cyber criminals during the pandemic.

In addition, Raab noted that the Prime Minister would be outlining details of the ‘second phase’ in the coming days “where we as a society, adapt to safe ways to work, to travel, to interact and go about our daily lives.” He says the next stage "won't be easy", but would be more comfortable and sustainable than current measures.

This briefing came as the UK announced 693 more deaths in the past 24 hours, with the total confirmed fatalities now reaching 29,427, making it the European country with the highest number of confirmed deaths.