London Olympics could face cyber attack: David Blunkett

April 27th, 2009 - 3:28 pm ICT by ANI  

Gordon Brown London, Apr.27 (ANI): Former Home Secretary David Blunkett is likely to warn the Gordon Brown Government that the 2012 Olympic games in London could face a cyber attack.

Terrorists could use sophisticated hacking to trigger the “complete meltdown” of computer and communications systems or disrupt ticketing, accommodation and transport arrangements, Blunkett will say in a speech to an information security conference, The Telegraph said.

The Labour MP for Sheffield Brightside will tell delegates that such an attack would be “economically and commercially devastating” but that systems exist to block it.

He wants to see a coordinated approach between Government, security experts and business to ensure that Britain is safe and secure.

During his opening address to the Infosec annual conference at London’s Olympia on Tuesday, Blunkett will say that there is a “woeful level of awareness” of the threat of cyber attack, organised crime and online fraud.

Warning that the threat posed by organised criminals engaging in sophisticated fraud is comparable to the danger from more traditional forms of terrorism, Blunkett will spell out the threat. (ANI)

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