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'Sustained' drone attack closed Gatwick, airport says

'Sustained' drone attack closed Gatwick, airport says

Business
Sussex Police, the government and Gatwick airport say that the severe travel disruption last year was caused by a "sustained" drone attack.The situation caused disruption for tens of thousands of passengers. Gatwick's decision to close was taken after a risk assessment with police. The airport says there were well over 100 drone sightings over three days.The majority of those sightings were made by police officers or airport workers.Former army officer Richard Gill believes the Gatwick attack was "really well planned".His Nottinghamshire company, Drone Defence, sells systems used to detect drones, as well as other equipment which can jam the frequencies they need to operate.'Difficult to combat'Because they were "very difficult to detect", the drones at G...
Parliament targeted in 'sustained' cyberattack

Parliament targeted in 'sustained' cyberattack

Technology
A cyberattack on MPs and Peers' emails has prompted Parliament's security team to shut down external access to its systems.An email sent to parliamentarians on Friday and shown to Sky News said: "Earlier this morning we discovered unusual activity and evidence of an attempted cyberattack on our computer network."It claimed that "hackers were carrying out a sustained and determined attack on all parliamentary user accounts in an attempt to identify weak passwords".An attack on all parliamentary user accounts rather than just the publicly listed ones would suggest the attacker had considerable resources to allow them to know the private email addresses used by civil servants.However, an update on Saturday from a parliamentary spokesperson was less specific regarding the range of the attack.I...