British spies have given a rare insight into the devastation and anger in the intelligence community following terrorist attacks.
The Duke of Cambridge has emphasised the importance of keeping “mentally fit” as he welcomed a new collection of puzzles compiled by Britain’s master codebreakers.
The UK will be hit by the most serious type of cyber emergency at some point, an intelligence chief has warned, as it emerged that a specialist unit is repelling more than 10 attempted attacks every week.
A cyber-force unit that will combat terrorist groups and domestic gangs is to be set up, it has been reported.
Britain has put in place a number of “protective” measures to guard against Russian cyber activity in the wake of the Salisbury attack, a senior intelligence official has disclosed.
The head of GCHQ has warned that Russia poses an “active” threat in the first public remarks by a UK spy chief after two men were dramatically accused of carrying out the Salisbury nerve agent attack.
Studying how people keep valuable secrets tucked away on the internet – such as an online affairs or drug purchasing – could help agencies like MI5 track potential security threats.