UK to hire hundreds of hackers for new £500m cyber-battalion
British authorities seized the unlicensed products, which included steroidal injections, anaesthetics and anti-inflammatories, from a Dubai government private jet at London’s Stansted airport earlier this year. There was also a subsequent raid by the Veterinary Medicines Directorate on a farm in Newmarket, the eastern Engiish town that is the “headquarters” of British flat racing, owned by the Sheikh’s Darley company. Although these incidents were reported several weeks ago, they were given fresh coverage by Monday’s edition of Britain’s Guardian newspaper. Adam Brickell, director of integrity, legal and risk at the British Horseracing Authority governing body, said in a statement issued Tuesday his organisation was told by the British government “they consider there to be no link between the seizure and the racing industry and that the products were not intended for use on thoroughbreds”. Reports in several British newspapers said Princess Haya, the Sheikh’s junior wife, was leading an inquiry into the seizures in her role as the president of the International Federation of Equestrian Sports (FEI), something which many commentators said was bound to lead to questions regarding “conflict of interest”. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum is Britain’s leading racehorse owner and runs Godolphin Racing, the Maktoum family’s private thoroughbred horseracing stable. The stable was recently hit by the biggest doping scandal in racing history when the BHA revealed 22 horses trained by Mahmood Al Zarooni had tested positive for anabolic steroids. The BHA said there was no evidence that anyone other than Al Zarooni was involved in the case at the Gulf outfit’s Newmarket stables. Al Zarooni was suspended and later banned. In the separate sport of endurance racing, Sheikh Mohammed, in his role as a rider, was banned as the result of a failed drug test by his horse Tahan in 2009. The Sheikh was banned from competition for six months, while Abdullah bin Huzaim, the horse’s trainer, was banned for a year.
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UK Announces Cyberstrike Capability, $800M Joint Cyber Reserve Unit
29, 2013. It will start recruiting for a Joint Cyber Reserve Unit next month, reports the BBC . AMinistry of Defence (MoD) statement says that, in forming the unit, it will draw on individuals talent, skills, and expertise gained from their civilian experience to meet these threats. The Daily Mail reports the development of this force will cost about 500 million pounds (about $800 million). Defense Secretary Philip Hammond told the Daily Mail cyber strikes could disable enemy communications and weapons without bloodshed. He said warfare is going beyond the domains of land, sea, air, and space. It is now entering the cyber realm. This is the new frontier of defense. For years, we have been building a defensive capability to protect ourselves against these cyber attacks. That is no longer enough, he said. You deter people by having an offensive capability. We will build in Britain a cyber strike capability so we can strike back in cyber space against enemies who attack us. Todays Headlines Sign up for our mailing list. Email Address :