The UK government only revealed the existence of the “serious cyber security incident” affecting the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) through a public tender announcement.
Contract information released by the government on Friday February 4 shows that the department was forced to call in “urgent support” from the security firm “to support remediation and investigation”.
News of the apparent incident comes days after a significant security lapse was uncovered affecting the British Council. Security researchers at Clario found 144,000 unencrypted files on an unprotected Microsoft Azure storage server, which included personal and login details of British Council students.
This article was took from Techcrunch.com and The BBC.
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