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The spies are after Britain’s cowardly secrets, the cyber security chief warned.

“Malicious actors” are trying to steal data on corona virus vaccination plans and new forms. GCHQ Has warned

Chief Executive of the National Cyber ​​Security Agency (NCSCThe disease is likely to cast a “significant shadow” over the years, he said.

Landy Cameron added: “Malicious actors keep trying. CovidRelated information, whether it’s new forms of data or Vaccine Shopping plans

“Some groups may also use this information to undermine public confidence in the government’s response to epidemics, and criminals are now regularly using cowardly attacks as a way to deceive the public.” ۔ ”

Cameron was addressing the Fourth House Cyber ​​2021 conference on Monday, citing Russia, China, Iran and North Korea as the countries that have increased cyber attacks.

Another emerging threat, he said, is the emergence of a “sophisticated cyber-exploitation product commercial market” that could see unmanaged software being used for illegal purposes.

The NSO Group’s Pegasus Suite was cited by the official as an example, used by agents after the High Court found it. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, ruler of Dubai. To hack the phones of his ex-wife and his lawyers.

The allegations, which Sheikh Mohammed has denied, led the NSO group to terminate its agreement with the UAE for violating its rules.

“Allegedly, NSO Group users identified thousands of global telephone numbers as potential targets,” Ms Cameron said.

“Those with less skills can only buy technology and commercial goods – and obviously unorganized products that do not have a history of responsible use of those techniques can be easily used. So we have vulnerabilities and exploitation.” We need to avoid a market from which we are all less secure.

How spies hacked American secrets through Orion software of Solar Winds.

Ms. Cameron told the conference that ransomware, such as WannaCry. Cyber ​​attack Targeting large parts of the NHS in 2017, it is still the most immediate threat to the UK and could affect businesses, schools, councils and key national infrastructure.

He predicted that the threat from so-called “supply chain attacks”, where hackers target less secure third-party elements of target organizations, would increase.

One example was the 2020 Solar Winds attack, where hackers used a system used by businesses to manage IT resources to send software updates that would allow users to access the system.

The U.S. government was involved in Solar Winds users, and hackers were able to access emails from the U.S. Treasury, Justice and State Departments, as well as other agencies.

The bomber struck shortly after noon in front of a Russian state-backed group called the British and American governments.

Ms Cameron said it was a clear reminder of the need for governments and businesses to be more flexible, if any of their key technology suppliers were to be compromised.

The NCSC chief said the integration of technology into people’s daily lives was a “major challenge”.

“In the years to come, society will benefit greatly from developments that make our lives more efficient and greener, such as smart cities,” he added. “But it is inevitable that our opponents, whether they be a nation-state or a cybercriminal, will try to take advantage of the opportunities that these changes bring.”

“And when they do succeed, the potential impact is far greater than the attacks we see today. Therefore, we must ensure that we are in a strong position to safely take advantage of these emerging technologies.” ۔

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