According to security experts, the UK's trials to maximise
online security may backfire and put the entire country at
As a quick reminder, at the moment the UK is trying to come up
with ways as to how it could make the online world more secure.
One of the measures the draft Comms document has mentioned is
storing email topics, web-activity as well as using "black-boxes"
to monitor overseas traffic. Of everyone in the UK, no less.
In addition the Intelligence and Security
Committee stated in its report that it thought that cyber
attacks could also raise "significant opportunities for our
intelligence and security agencies and military which should be
exploited in the interests of UK national security."
Security consultant, Neils Groeneveld, was quoted by
PCPro.co.uk as saying:
"We are giving the signal to the rest of the world that
offensive cyber-espionage or cyber-warfare is fully acceptable,
even though we condemn the usage by others such as China."
The security analyst went on to describe that it was fully
possible that the cyber criminals could potentially break into
vulnerable official systems and launch further attacks from there.
This could result in the Security Committee targeting the wrong
SimplifyDigital tends to agree, what hackers can and cannot do
is largely a grey area. It is necessary to be careful when dealing
with no-gooders on the web. Lest we forget instances such as
LulzSec or Anonymous.