Hackers ‘probably compromised’ UK energy industry

The UK’s energy industry is likely to have been targeted and “probably compromised” by state hackers. A leaked memo from the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) – part of intelligence gathering service GCHQ – specifically discussed threat to the energy and manufacturing sectors, according to technology site Motherboard, which obtained the document. It cites connections […]

UK spies looking to protect smart meters against hackers

The UK’s intelligence gathering service is looking into ensuring the rollout of smart meters is not open to hackers. It comes after GCHQ reportedly saw energy companies’ plans to use a single decryption key across the whole network of communications between suppliers and around 53 million smart meters expected to be installed by the end of the […]

UK spies to monitor cybersecurity at Chinese-built nuclear plants?

UK spies are to reportedly monitor computer systems at new nuclear power plants built by Chinese companies. Reports claim British intelligence and security organisation GCHQ will be responsible for ensuring the UK’s energy network is not vulnerable to cyber attacks. The news comes as Chinese President Xi Jinping, who is currently in the UK for […]

GCHQ ‘spying on oil body OPEC’

UK intelligence gathering services have allegedly been spying on oil body OPEC according to documents revealed by whistleblower Edward Snowden, Der Spiegel has reported. The oil group Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) was founded in September 1960 and currently has 12 members including Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Iran. Its main aim is to get […]