Great Britain Under Siege

More bad news from across the pond – a storm of electronic attacks against businesses in Ireland, Scotland, and England has compromised the personal and/or financial information of nearly 1.1 million individuals. Tandem attacks against major corporations such as SuperValu, Axa’s Leisure, and ESB have left investigators panting to catch up. While it isn’t yet clear exactly how connected these attacks were, or whether or not the same group of hackers perpetrated all of them, that so many large attacks were so closely coincided has led law enforcement officials to believe that there was a high level of coordination, suggesting that the attacks were directed by a state sponsor.

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