Cyberattack on UK Defense Academy inflicts serious damage

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Cyberattack on UK Defense Academy inflicts serious damage

Edward Stringer, former Director of the UK Defense Academy, reported that the cyberattack that the academy was subjected to in March last year caused serious damage.

Edward Stringer, who retired in August, told Sky News that “the attack discovered in March 2021 has accelerated the Defense Academy’s plan to rebuild its entire network,” emphasizing that the damage has not yet been fully repaired even after months.

Stating that it is not known whether the perpetrators of the attack were a hostile country such as China, Russia, Iran or North Korea, Stringer said, “It could be any of them, or it could just be someone trying to find a vulnerability for a ransomware attack.”

Sky News reported that there was no sensitive information stored on the Defense Academy’s network.


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