Hackers of the UK, Britain Wants You as Their New Cybersoldiers


LONDON—Flabby keyboard jockeys, stringy coders, and out-of-shape hackers: The British military wants you for their next round of soldiers…Cybersoldiers.

British Defense Minister Philip Hammond told lawmakers Wednesday that military physical aptitude tests won’t apply to computer experts working as reservists.

He says the military will “specifically be recruiting cyberreservists, who will not necessarily have to have the same levels of fitness or deployability as reservists in general.”

Britain, like other countries, is boosting its electronic capabilities as attention increasingly turns to the twin threats of cyberespionage and cybersabotage.

The U.K. is already active in the world of hacking.




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