Mobile users may be at risk of being hacked by China when 5G broadband launches next year

Jeremy Fleming, head of the spy agency GCHQ (pictured), said that the "fifth generation" & # 39 ;, 5G mobile services are at risk of being hacked by hostile or terrorist states

Mobile users may be at risk of being hacked by China when 5G broadband launches next year

  • The head of the GCHQ, Jeremy Fleming, warned about the piracy of hostile states or terrorists
  • Fleming said the UK should take measures to limit the threat to national infrastructure
  • It comes after Huawei discovered that the UK has "only limited guarantees", does not pose a threat

Daily Mail Reporter

Britain's next-generation ultra-fast mobile broadband may be vulnerable to Chinese espionage when it launches next year, a spy suggested yesterday.

Jeremy Fleming, head of the espionage agency GCHQ, said that the "fifth generation" mobile services are attacked by hostile or terrorist states.

He said that new technologies will transform health care and create smart and energy efficient cities. "But they also bring risks that, if left unchecked, could make us more vulnerable to terrorists, hostile states and serious criminals," he wrote in the Sunday Times.

He added: & # 39; The globalization of technology is here and we have to learn to manage it. It is very likely that critical technologies, for example, in 5G, come from China. "

Fleming said the United Kingdom should take measures to limit the threat to the national infrastructure.

His comments come after a report on the Chinese firm Huawei – the world's largest telecommunications provider – discovered that the UK has "limited guarantees" that it does not pose a threat to national security.

Jeremy Fleming, head of the spy agency GCHQ (pictured), said that the "fifth generation" & # 39 ;, 5G mobile services are at risk of being hacked by hostile or terrorist states

Jeremy Fleming, head of the spy agency GCHQ (pictured), said that the "fifth generation" & # 39 ;, 5G mobile services are at risk of being hacked by hostile or terrorist states

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