MoD hack: IT contractor concealed major hack for months

SSCL was reportedly awarded a contract worth over £500,000 in April, despite the breach occurring weeks earlier

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MoD hack: IT contractor concealed major hack for months
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MoD hack: IT contractor concealed major hack for months

An IT contractor for the UK government concealed a cybersecurity breach for months, which compromised the data of hundreds of thousands of current and former military personnel.

The data breach, orchestrated by a suspected Chinese hacking group, targeted Shared Services Connected Ltd's (SSCL) systems, accessing personal information belonging to nearly 270,000 Ministry of D...

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