The United Kingdom has announced plans to invest 5 5 billion (approximately R $ 317 billion, at current prices) to improve the digital security of its territory. Among these projects is the creation of a cyber force to respond to attacks.
With the continued growth of cyber fraud, many countries are implementing digital security as an important part of their infrastructure, including investing in other nodes as usual.
In an interview for the website Telegraph, UK Secretary of Defense Ben Wallace said the country has the ability not only to prepare for threats, but also to retaliate.
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The cyber force and its retaliatory attacks will target key sectors such as telecommunications operators and power plants from countries that do not have good relations with the United Kingdom, such as Russia, China and North Korea. The Secretary added that the country should be one of the few countries in the world capable of carrying out these types of attacks, thus not encouraging future attack attempts.
The UK’s new digital security center will be built in Samlsbury, Lancashire, jointly run by the Ministry of Defense and the UK Communications Center. Wallace hopes the new company will be fully operational by 2030.
This approach is the same approach that the United States has recently begun to take in response to the ongoing ransomware attacks in the country.
More in the interview for the website TelegraphBen Wallace revealed that the UK is being targeted by cyber attacks by other countries on a daily basis, so there is a very serious response to the rights enshrined in the laws of international relations.
One example of a retaliatory attack cited by the Secretary of Defense is the activity of servers used in virtual transmission attacks (ransomware) or other types of viruses. Wallace also cites the Wannagra malware incident, which has caused severe problems for weeks on the National Health Service (NHS) servers in the UK.
It should be noted that this retaliatory approach is nothing new to the UK. From 2018, the country will launch attacks against the Islamic State, pedophiles and foreign cybercriminal groups. However, with an investment of 5 5 billion, it is clear that the country’s rulers want to protect themselves in the digital world.
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