Small firms warned over attackers

Monday, 11 November 2002, 2:12 PM EST

Smaller businesses do not have adequate defences against the increasing threat from electronic attacks by terrorists, the British Chambers of Commerce has warned.

The fears come after a report found small and medium-sized British companies are increasingly vulnerable to pro-Islamic hackers who want to disrupt or destroy businesses.

Since May Islamic hacking groups have been working together and widening their targets, according to the leading internet security group mi2g.

In one week alone in October it found there were 124 attacks on British websites by one pro-Islamic hacking group.

Sally Low, Director of External Affairs and Policy at the British Chambers of Commerce, said the threat should be taken more seriously.

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