Nuclear power stations and airports have been told to “remain resilient to evolving cyber threats”, amid fears that their systems may be targeted by hackers. Energy minister Jesse Norman told The Telegraph that the government was “fully committed to defending the UK against cyber threats, with a £1.9 billion investment designed to transform this country’s cyber security.” But the threat of attack on Britain’s 15 operational reactors, which account for nearly a fifth of the country’s electricity, from terrorists, foreign spies and “hacktivists” remains high. But security services fear that some will nonetheless try to exploit “vulnerabilities” in the nuclear industry’s internet defences. It comes as intelligence agencies suggested that terror groups may have developed methods of planting explosives in mobile phones and laptops which avoid screening. This led to the US and Britain banning travellers from a number of countries carrying laptops and large electronic devices on board flights.
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Britain’s airports and nuclear power stations have been told to tighten their defences against terrorist attacks in the face of increased threats to electronic security systems. Security services have issued a series of alerts in the past 24 hours, warning that terrorists may have developed ways of bypassing safety checks. Intelligence agencies believe that Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) and other terrorist groups have developed ways to plant explosives in laptops and mobile phones that can evade airport security screening methods.
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