Re: This is serious
My sympathies. I am afraid your story is just an early warning of the coming digital pandemic. It is scary how shaky the whole trust and identity infrastructure is in the UK. I really don't know why we bother having a nuclear deterrent when we are much more likely to be taken out by a digital first-strike. That's if the criminal gangs haven't comprehensively looted the entire country first. And the digital knowledge among the political and civil service leadership is pathetic, under trillion-dollar Cummings and the Government Digital Service (aka the Ministry of HTML). Our digital infrastructure is built on a quicksand of vulnerabilities and insecurity by design. The powers that be know it, and their response is always to blame the victims. I guess that's why hackers leave the politicians alone - they know it's the only thing that would provoke the negligent bastards to action.