HACK ATTACK: Spain’s government computers infected by virus for three months

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COMPUTER VIRUS: The department said it believes a “foreign power” is behind the computer attack. Photo: Shutterstock


SPAIN’S Ministry of Defence computers were infected with a computer virus for three months before being detected, according to media reports.

The department said it believes a “foreign power” is behind the computer attack in an attempt to access military secrets.

The recently released Annual National Security Report said: “[There has been] an increase in the aggressiveness of some foreign intelligence services.”  According to Spanish media, ministry officials believe the complexity of the virus suggests it is not the work of computer hackers and they are 90 per cent certain it is not the work of an insider.

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