Ministry of Defence joins firms to tackle cyber threat

The UK’s defences against cyber attacks are to be strengthened under new plans that will see the Ministry of Defence working with its biggest contractors.

The MoD said the partnership could mean more intelligence is shared about the latest cyber threats.

Defence companies face cyber-attacks almost daily, often from countries seeking to steal sensitive information about new technology and weapons.

Officials say they hope the plan will serve as a model for other sectors.

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