By Chris Williams
12th November 2010
The Ministry of Defence is battling a wave of copycat attacks after a
hacker took down the Royal Navy's public website this week.
Simon Kershaw, head of defence security and assurance services, said IT
staff have been monitoring many more attempts to penetrate military
sites than usual since the hack, which emerged on Monday.
The site remains offline today, replaced by a screenshot and a message
saying it is undergoing essential maintenance.
Kershaw, speaking at a cyber security conference in London yesterday,
said he had spent much of the week persuading Royal Navy chiefs not to
bring the site back online until vulnerabilities are patched and
security checks completed.
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