Can Britain’s Trident nuclear subs be hacked? Experts say vessels vulnerable to malware when docked

Report warns that cyberattack could lead to a “catastrophic exchange of nuclear warheads.”

Britain’s Trident nuclear submarine fleet could be hacked and the nation’s nuclear arsenal could essentially be rendered completely useless, experts at a London-based think tank said.

Although the UK Ministry of Defence has previously stressed that the Trident submarines are invulnerable to cyberattacks, because their operating systems are unconnected to the internet, experts at the British American Security Information Council (Basic) said that hackers could launch attacks when the vessels are not at sea.

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