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Monday, January 19, 2009

MoD emails intercepted by 'Russian' server

An internet virus was last night blamed for disabling the IT systems of 75% of Royal Navy ships, before it apparently diverted defence staff’s emails to a server in Russia.

News of the cyber attack only emerged thanks to an unnamed MoD official, reportedly worried that the department is failing to take IT security seriously, as implied last week .

He shared his fears with a Tory MP, who said he revealed “email traffic from some RAF stations” was sent to a Russian server, but could not cite “any evidence of active Russian involvement”.

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