MoD contractor SSCL failed to report Chinese hack for months

10/05/2024 | The Guardian

A report in The Guardian reveals that Shared Services Connected Ltd (SSCL), the IT company targeted in a Chinese hack that accessed the data of hundreds of thousands of Ministry of Defence (MoD) staff, had failed to report the breach for months. Despite concerns SSCL had been slow to respond, the company was awarded a further cybersecurity contract by the MoD after the breach. This has raised concerns over a lack of transparency and the potential compromise of its systems. 

The government has sinsce ordered a full review of SSCL's work within the MoD and across government, and a forensic investigation is underway to determine how the breach occurred.

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Ministry of Defence, MoD

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