ISIL 'doing their best' to use the internet to kill UK citizens, warns Osborne as he pledges to double cyber crime funding

Charlee Gothard
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Electricity supply, traffic control and hospitals all under threat, alleges Chancellor

ISIL is planning cyber attacks to directly threaten human lives, Chancellor George Osborne has said today, prompting a doubling of UK cyber crime funding to £1.9bn a year by 2020. "The stakes co...

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