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MI5 calls KPMG in to investigate industrial espionage

UK companies urged to notify MI5 of breaches to security, as the government brings in accountants to invetsigate business espionage

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KPMG has been called by government security service MI5 into lead a group in
monitoring cases of industrial espionage among British industries.

The service is concerned by a high number of foreign government attempts to
hack into company computer systems of major companies, and last week also
accused China of trying to steal corporate secrets.

KPMG is now creating a ‘risk management information exchange’ with a team of
security and IT experts to assess ‘threat levels’ and warn of imminent dangers
the
Telegraph
reported.

Companies who discover security breaches to their computer systems, which
include viruses, have been urged to notify MI5 and other companies using the
KPMG group.

Further reading:

Britain’s MI5:
Chinese Cyberattacks Target Top Companies

MI5
warns of Chinese digital espionage

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