10 Nov 2011
UK Prime Minister said internet security attacks are of national interest
At the London Cyber Conference, U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron said that there are "highly-sophisticated" techniques employed trying to crack internet security of large government bodies and businesses, according to Fox News. He said these attacks are of national interest and "unacceptable."
"We are here because international cyber security is a real and pressing concern," he said, adding that the United Kingdom will respond to the attacks as they would any other attack. "Let us be frank. Every day we see attempts on an industrial scale to steal government secrets - information of interest to nation states, not just commercial organizations."
At the same conference, U.K. Foreign Secretary William Hague said the quick development of the internet means that the future of governance online needs to move to an international stage so certain rules can be better figured out.
Sky News said using hacked emails and social media accounts to attack unsuspecting users is becoming common and needs to be combated against quickly. New internet security measures may need to be figured out by many governing bodies.