Head of MI5 warns that terrorists are now faster and stealthier than ever before

Head of MI5 warns that terrorists are now faster and stealthier than ever before

There has been a ‘dramatic’ jump in the scale and pace of the terror threat facing Britain, the head of MI5 has warned. In rare public comments, Andrew Parker spoke out about how the danger to the UK is now at the highest tempo he had seen at any point in his 34-year career in intelligence.

 

The Director General of MI5 also explained how extremists can exploit ‘safe spaces’ online, and issued a fresh challenge to tech firms by saying they have an ‘ethical responsibility’ to help the government confront the threat.

These are the first substantial remarks made by Parker since Britain was hit by a flurry of terror attacks this year. Security forces have foiled 20 plots in the last four years, including an astonishing seven in the last seven months.

 

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